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Ambler Theatre, 110 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, Pa. [graphic]

Publication:
ca. 1940-1984.
Format/Description:
Image
31 photoprints : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm. (10 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.) overall or smaller.
1 postcard : col. ; 9 x 14 cm. (3 1/2 x 5 in.)
Subjects:
Theaters -- Pennsylvania -- Ambler.
Local subjects:
110 E. Butler Ave. (Ambler, Pa.). (search)
Ambler Theater (Ambler, Pa.). (search)
Form/Genre:
Postcards.
Notes:
Photographs include: [1] 1 street scene, view of facade. Shows ca. 1940 vintage cars & Ambler Drug Co. store to left of theater. [2] 28 items identified on verso with stamp: "Standard Photo Service Co., legal photographers, 2031 Chestnut St., Phila., Pa., Locust 3-20028, December 30, 1964, Ambler Theatre, Photographed by Richard Rothman, [signed] E.R. Rothman." These items have numbers B1855-1 to 9 and B1855-11 to 29. [3] 1 item, with no creator or date identification, showing rear exit, with "no parking .." sign. [4] 1 item labelled "Rick Specdor, 1983"--verso.
Postcard shows street scene, with the "Ambler Theatre, Christian Cinema" flanked by a book store on the left & film library on the right, all still with facade similar to the ca. 1940 image. The marquee & theater sign has changed since 1964 photographs above. The postcard is address to the donor from Rick Specter, with a not, giving Harry Bristow, a former T.W. evangelist, as the operator and the age of the theater as 55. The postcard is postmarked Oct. 24, 1984.
Forms part of: Irvin R. Glazer theater collection. Graphics series.
Contributor:
Bristow, Harry.
Rothman, Richard.
Rothman, E. R.
Specter, Rick.
Standard Photo Service Co.
ChristianCinema.com (Firm)
Contained In:
Irvin R. Glazer theater collection. Graphics series.
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