Sedgwick Theater: Behind the Scenes--FULL

  • June 26, 2015
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • 7137 Germantown Avenue
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The Sedgwick Theater on Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy is one of the precious few relatively intact former movie palaces in Philadelphia. This 1928 Art Deco beauty designed by renowned theater architect William H. Lee has retained much of the decorative detail in its lobby, which has been used as a performance venue by the Quintessence Theater group in recent years. The auditorium has not fared quite so well, having been converted to storage space in the 1960s, and used most recently as a workshop, however the cavernous hall still possesses its proscenium and the ceiling is graced with a magnificent glass lighting structure.

Join Hidden City and building owner David Fellner for a free, 45-minute tour of the building. This is a rare opportunity to see the theater's auditorium and learn about the building's history. Combined with a stroll around Mt. Airy, which will be holding one of its Final-ly Fridays featuring street vendors, live performances and businesses that stay open late, and you have the makings of a fine summer evening. This event is free however space is limited so we ask that you please register.

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