Victoria Theater

913 Market Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Previously operated by: Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.

Architects: Horace William Castor, George R. Stearns

Firms: Stearns & Castor

Previous Names: Nicklette Theater

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Victoria Theater

The Victoria Theater opened in 1909 as the Nicklette Theater. The architects were Stearns and Castor. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.

The Victoria Theater closed in 1949 and was demolished in 1950.

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kencmcintyre on January 14, 2010 at 10:35 pm

Here is a better look at the exterior photo, from the Glazer collection:

kencmcintyre on January 14, 2010 at 10:37 pm

The description notes that the architects were Stearns & Castor.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 3, 2010 at 3:33 am

In addition to the Victoria, Stearns & Castor (George R. Stearns and Horace W. Castor) designed the similar Eureka Theatre, at Market and 40th, sometime before the firm was dissolved in 1916. I don’t know if the Eureka is listed at Cinema Treasures under some later name or not. If it’s listed, it’s missing the aka Eureka.

Photos and floor plans of both the the Victoria and the Eureka, along with two other theaters by different architects, illustrate an article about movie theaters in a 1915 issue of The Architectural Record.

CSWalczak on September 3, 2010 at 3:29 pm

Ken Roe recently added the Eureka: /theaters/33645/

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 3, 2010 at 4:58 pm

So few comments on what looked like a grand theatre in its day.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on May 18, 2015 at 6:26 pm

The Victoria Theatre’s site later had a York store, and the entire block was replaced in 1974-77 by The Gallery and the newer Gimbels Department Store.

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