Globe Theatre

1136 S. 17th Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19146

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Architects: Leroy Berman Rothschild

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Located in the south west Point Breeze district of the city center. The Globe Theatre was opened as a movie theatre in 1914. It was closed in 1929, remaining a silent movie theatre until the end.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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dsedman on February 26, 2017 at 3:56 pm

Dates incorrect (that’s a different Globe Theatre). This one was still going in 1969 and likely an African American Theatre. Converted to retail by 1973.

phillygirl60 on February 26, 2018 at 7:51 am

My great grandfather, Robert John Johnson, was killed while working on a scaffold for this building back in 1916. His death certificate is marked “accidentally” leaving me to question if this was perhaps a homicide. Any information is appreciated.

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