Posted on 3 Comments

Devon Theater for the Performing Arts

Our friends in Mayfair have managed to turn a run down porno theater into a performing arts showcase.  They deserve our support and encouragement.

Come take center stage and be part of the fun as the Devon Theater opens its doors on March 28th with the hit musical comedy, “Nunsense!”

Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease.” Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. Featuring star turns, tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon. With more than 5000 productions worldwide, it has been translated into 21 languages.

Performance Dates/Times/Tickets

Performance Dates: Thursday – Saturday Nights + Saturday & Sunday Matinees:
3/28/09 – 4/19/09

Thursday Nights: 7:00 PM Curtain Time

Friday & Saturday Nights: 8:00 PM Curtain Time

Saturday & Sunday Matinees: 2:00 PM Curtain Time

Prices: $25.00 Matinee / $35.00 Evening / $30.00 Group & Devon Theater Members

To Purchase Tickets: or call 215-338-6300.

Devon Theater for the Performing Arts
6333 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19135-3033
215-338-6300 office
215-338-6302 fax

3 thoughts on “Devon Theater for the Performing Arts

  1. Just wanted to mention that the Devon Movie Theater was not a porno theater. It was the dollar movie that all the kids in the neighborhood went to for years. Trying to make the neighborhood look bad?

  2. The Northeast Times article on the Devon says it used to show adult movies.

    Also, check out the comments from Cinema Treasures:

    Apparently there are local residents far more knowledgeable than you that remember the Devon showing porno films.

  3. yes it did show porn for awhile i remember it as $1.00 movie *** then at the end it went to $2.00 ** i saw “gone with the wind” there *** it broke my heart to see it close up ***
    i am thrilled to see it opening again **** i can’t wait to see” Nunsense”
    i will support the effort!!!

Comments are closed.