Yorktown Theatre

York Road and Church Road,
Elkins Park, PA 19027

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Previously operated by: A.M. Ellis Theaters Co,, Stanley-Warner Theatres, Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.

Architects: Eugene A. Stopper

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Yorktown - Elkins Park, PA

Located in Elkins Park in Montgomery County suburbs immediately north of Philadelphia, the Yorktown Theatre was opened September 2, 1934. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. In 1963 this was a Stanley Warner theater, apparently booked as an art house similar to the Lane Theatre in Philadelphia. At the end of the 1960’s it was still an art house but was under different ownership of the A.M. Ellis Theaters Co. chain and was booked day-and-date with the Bala Theatre in Bala-Cynwyd and the Castor Theatre in Philadelphia.

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raymondgordonsears on October 10, 2005 at 1:51 pm

Sat. May 6, 1961. This theater was playing “BUTTERFIELD 8” with shows at 6-8-10pm. It was in a block ad with the Lansdowe, Sedgwick and the Terminal.

kencmcintyre on January 16, 2010 at 11:14 pm

Here is an exterior photo from the Irvin Glazer theater collection:

phillyexile on January 13, 2013 at 1:12 pm

I worked as an usher here in 1964-65. It was an art house place then that showed almost entirely foreign films. I wore a double-breasted uniform and showed patrons to their seats with my flashlight.

rivest266 on October 9, 2016 at 5:35 am

September 2nd, 1934 grand opening ad in photo section.

Do on July 23, 2022 at 3:34 pm

I remember seeing “Hester Street” and “The Way We Were” here. It also played X rated fare.

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