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Media Theatre Building

 
 
Media Theatre Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 3, 2022
1. Media Theatre Building Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1927 by Samuel Dembow as Media's third and largest movie theatre. It was designed by the firm of Magaziner, Eberhard and Harris and the interior was decorated in the English Renaissance style by Harry Brodsky. The theatre opened in August, 1927 with a screening of "The Jazz Singer" starring Al Jolsen, the first motion picture with sound. Admission was twenty five cents. The theatre served for nearly seventy five years as a movie palace displaying the magic of the motion picture to generations of Media residents. It also provided a site for vaudeville shows, Media High School graduations and community events. The building was acquired by Media businessman Walter M. Strine who converted it into the Media Center for the Performing Arts in 1994 in honor of his wife, Elizabeth and her lifelong love of music.
 
Erected 1994 by Media Borough Council.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducationEntertainmentIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1927.
 
Location. 39° 55.051′ 
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N, 75° 23.23′ W. Marker is in Media, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on East State Street just east of South Monroe Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 104 E State St, Media PA 19063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Borough of Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (here, next to this marker); In Honor of Captain Franklin P. Haller, Jr. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Borough of Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (about 400 feet away); The Armory (about 500 feet away); The Seyfert House (about 600 feet away); Media Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away); Media Borough Hall (about 700 feet away); Gross-La Rosa Entranceway (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Media.
 
The Media Center for the Performing Arts image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 3, 2022
2. The Media Center for the Performing Arts
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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