Franklin Theatre

753 S. 3rd Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

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Previously operated by: Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.

Architects: Frank Eugene Hahn

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Located in the Queen Village district of Philadelphia. The Franklin Theatre was opened in 1912. It was later operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. and they installed an RCA sound system in the theatre. It was closed in 1931.

The Franklin Theatre was still listed in the 1941 & 1943 editions of Film Daily Yearbook as being operated by Warner Bros. but (Closed).

It has been demolished and housing built on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 23, 2016 at 3:31 pm

The Franklin Theatre was extensively remodeled in 1919, as noted in this item from the June 14 issue of The Moving Picture World:

“Franklin Will Be Improved.

“David Morris, of the Franklin Theatre, Third and Fitzwater streets, will make several improvements to his theatre during the summer months. One of the main features will be the remodeling of the front of the building and installing a new and handsome box-office. On the interior he will remove the balcony and increase his seating capacity and standing room space. Improved ventilation will be arranged for in addition to a new lighting system. When completed, the theatre will be one of the handsomest in the city.”

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