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Philadelphia’s Circle Theatre’s atmospheric auditorium seen again

Howard Haas reports on a remarkable new photo of a Philadelphia movie palace designed by local architects Hoffman-Henon, who designed many of downtown’s movie palaces including the Boyd. Philadelphia’s only full atmospheric movie palace, the Circle Theatre, which is in the Frankford neighborhood, opened in 1929 with almost 3,000 seats, and closed decades ago. People have long been curious about the fate of the interior.

Here’s a photo showing that the ornate front of the auditorium survives!
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150225757800818&set=a.10150225757795818.339858.51659460817&type=1

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