Uptown Theatre

Uptown Theatre

North Philadelphia’s Uptown Theater To Be Renovated In Two Phases

There’s a sound coming from the Uptown Theater that’s bringing back memories of the greats who once performed there.


(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.