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Uptown Entertainment and Development Corporation

Uptown Theater. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Philadelphia Nonprofit Aims To Reopen Historic Uptown Theater

The Uptown Entertainment and Development Corporation held a fundraiser Friday night for the historic Uptown Theater at the CBS Broadcast Center.


Uptown Theater. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Historic Uptown Theater Celebrates Black Music Month By Opening Doors for Tours

To celebrate Black Music Month, the Philadelphia landmark is opening its doors to the public for a day of tours.


(The Uptown Theatre, on North Broad Street near Susquehanna, in North Philadelphia.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Renovations Begin At North Philadelphia’s Historic ‘Uptown’ Theatre

The art deco-styled theatre opened its doors in 1929. It started out as a movie theatre, and by the 1960s it was the crown jewel of Philadelphia’s black entertainment scene.