Park Theatre

8002-8004 West Chester Pike,
Highland Park,
Upper Darby, PA 19082

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DavidZornig on February 3, 2021 at 2:03 am

I ran across a Facebrook group called Red Arrow Lines dedicated to the street car system in Upper Darby. Multiple comments by locals refer to the Park Theatre building as still standing at 8000 West Chester Pike on the corner. If you do a Google Street View search you can see the building has an abnormally long back section that appears to have been the auditorium. The peak to the right of the marquee in the Overview photo matches up with the current street view as well. The white house in the background of the same photo is two doors down from the Park Theatre, and is also still standing. The day care center is in between the two, and sits further forward on it’s lot than the other two. The former Park Theatre had apparently been a public storage facility at one time after it’s closure. It has a Masons symbol corner stone dated 1922 on the facade. So it may have originally been a Masons Lodge. Cash In My Bag an online consignment company is the current tenant. I have reached out to them on their own Facebook page to confirm whether their building is the former Park Theatre or not. Here is a link to the Red Arrow Lines Facebook thread with photos in the comments, which is from 5-6 years ago.

bobc316 on December 17, 2015 at 1:45 am

the only info of the park theatre it was owned by harry felt and jacob kalish in 1946. believe me im looking but no real pics or info still keep looking though

TheALAN on May 9, 2015 at 2:19 am

Thanks guys for your comments!

The address for the Park Theatre should be 8002-04 West Chester Pike, Highland Park, Upper Darby PA 19082.

The theater was demolished and a child-care center, Fairy Tale Academy, was built on the site.

Both of the theater’s neighbors, Park Storage at 8000 West Chester Pike and a single 2-½ story house on the other side of the theater survived.

bobc316 on May 7, 2015 at 3:03 pm

thealan there is litterly no info on this theatre. it was around in the 1940s up until 1950s this pic is when it closed

Mikeoaklandpark on September 12, 2014 at 7:39 pm

I grew up there The Alan and never remember that theater which would go back to the early 60’s. All that was there in the 60’s was the Terminal, Tower and 69th St.

TheALAN on September 10, 2014 at 10:36 pm

Another abundance of information. Doesn’t anyone have information for the Park Theatre? Pathetic!