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Staying alive at the Devon Theater

As if the round, flashing marquee lights, the tiny street-side box office, the freshly popped popcorn aroma and the giant curtain covering a 30-foot-wide screen aren’t enough to convince you . . . then the bigger-than-life images of the immortal … Continue reading

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Last Shows December 2010

History of the Devon Theater Located in the Mayfair district of Philadelphia, designed in late-Streamline Moderne style by the firm of Thalheimer & Weitz, the Devon Theatre opened in 1946 with 878 seats, all on a single floor. A feature … Continue reading

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Nunsense Devon Theater April 2009

“It’s a Philadelphia theater that just happens to be in the working class Northeast neighborhood of Mayfair.” So says Michael Pickering, the artistic director of the Devon Theater, which reopened on March 27th, after being shuttered for years. He says … Continue reading

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Sport & Entertainment Property For Sale

This historical 440 seat theater in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia was completely rehabbed in 2007/2008 to the tune of several million dollars. It was used for only a few shows before going dormant for the last 5 years. That … Continue reading

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Mayfair’s Devon Theater Is One of Philly’s Most Popular Listings

The Devon Theater at 6325-43 Frankford Avenue opened in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia in 1946. Some years it featured first-run movies; other years, it showed second-run only. There was an experiment with adult film screenings during the 1970s, but … Continue reading

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