Southern Theatre

1412-1414 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19146

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Previously operated by: A.M. Ellis Theaters Co,

Functions: Retail

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Southern Theatre

The Southern Theatre was opened by November 1914.. In 1938 it was owned and operated by George and Samuel Felt. A neighborhood double-feature house that sometimes showed Italian films. By 1950 it was operated by the A.M. Ellis Theaters Co. chain. It was closed in 1952 and converted into a private meeting hall. By 2022 it was in use as Kevin O'Brien Studio, a fabrics and household materials store.

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RickB on August 31, 2012 at 4:23 am

Box Office article from 1938 with a picture of the Southern.

TheALAN on June 4, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Yes Tinseltoes, the Southern Theatre is still standing! Since July 2012, the month before your comment, the theater has been home to the Kevin O'Brien Studio, a textile design center. The upper portion of the façade remains as it was when it was a theater. At street level, a modern front now covers the old theater façade. You can visit it above. Enjoy!

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