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{{toplink|url=http://www.philadelphiauptowntheater.org/|name=philadelphiauptowntheater.org}}[[File:UptownTheater.jpg|200px|thumb|right|Uptown Theater.]]The '''Uptown Entertainment & Development Corp.''' (UEDC) is a community development corporation, incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1995, received its 501c3 tax-exempt status in 2002, and registered with Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations since 2004. '''UEDC has identified the historic Uptown Theater, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as its first acquisition and revitalization project.''' Development plans include renovating the theater as an entertainment venue, creating a museum dedicated to preserving Black music, developing a technology center, and providing commercial leasing space in the proposed Entertainment and Education Tower. Other UEDC projects / programs include:
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{{toplink|url=http://www.philadelphiauptowntheater.org/|name=philadelphiauptowntheater.org}}[[File:UptownTheater.jpg|200px|thumb|right|Interior of the Uptown Theater, the first project of the Uptown Entertainment and Development Corporation, in the process of renovation.]]The '''Uptown Entertainment & Development Corp.''' (UEDC) is a community development corporation, incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1995, received its 501c3 tax-exempt status in 2002, and registered with Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations since 2004. '''UEDC has identified the historic Uptown Theater, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as its first acquisition and revitalization project.''' Development plans include renovating the theater as an entertainment venue, creating a museum dedicated to preserving Black music, developing a technology center, and providing commercial leasing space in the proposed Entertainment and Education Tower. Other UEDC projects / programs include:
 
* A newly-acquired LPFM Radio Station: Uptown Radio, WJYN 98.5 FM.
 
* A newly-acquired LPFM Radio Station: Uptown Radio, WJYN 98.5 FM.
 
* A Job Bank for construction workers.
 
* A Job Bank for construction workers.
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''Note:''  The above descriptive information came from the organization's [http://www.philadelphiauptowntheater.org/ home page].
 
''Note:''  The above descriptive information came from the organization's [http://www.philadelphiauptowntheater.org/ home page].
  
==Editor's Note==
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<br><big>'''''Special Editor's Note'''''</big><br>
 
[http://www.gofundme.com/uptowntheater $$$ Please Support $$$ the Uptown Theater]<br>
 
[http://www.gofundme.com/uptowntheater $$$ Please Support $$$ the Uptown Theater]<br>
[http://www.gofundme.com/uptowntheater Bring '''MUSIC''' back to North Broad Street through this GoFundMe appeal] ~[[User:Stan|Stan]]
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[http://www.gofundme.com/uptowntheater Bring '''MUSIC''' back to North Broad Street through this GoFundMe appeal]
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<br>~[[User:Stan|Stan]]
  
 
==Info==
 
==Info==
*Wikipedia:&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uptown_Theater_(Philadelphia) Uptown Theater (Philadelphia)]
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*External Reference:&nbsp;[http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/1807 Uptown Theatre] (article at Cinema Treasures)
 
*Facebook:&nbsp;[http://www.facebook.com/UptownRadioPhilly UptownRadioPhilly]
 
*Facebook:&nbsp;[http://www.facebook.com/UptownRadioPhilly UptownRadioPhilly]
 
*Facebook:&nbsp;[http://www.facebook.com/uptowntheaterphilly/ uptowntheaterphilly]
 
*Facebook:&nbsp;[http://www.facebook.com/uptowntheaterphilly/ uptowntheaterphilly]
*[http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/1807 Article about the Uptown in Cinema Treasures]
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*Search Results:&nbsp;[http://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=e3KdW6GZF-Pm5gL7iKOQDw&q=Joy+Ride!+The+Stars+and+Stories+of+Philly%E2%80%99s+Famous+Uptown+Theater&btnK=Google+Search&oq=Joy+Ride!+The+Stars+and+Stories+of+Philly%E2%80%99s+Famous+Uptown+Theater&gs_l=psy-ab.3...2022.5640..7042...0.0..0.687.1314.2-1j1j0j1......0....1j2..gws-wiz.....0..33i10.eYl1nAf6Mao Joy Ride! The Stars and Stories of Philly’s Famous Uptown Theater (book)] (at Google)
*[https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=e3KdW6GZF-Pm5gL7iKOQDw&q=Joy+Ride!+The+Stars+and+Stories+of+Philly%E2%80%99s+Famous+Uptown+Theater&btnK=Google+Search&oq=Joy+Ride!+The+Stars+and+Stories+of+Philly%E2%80%99s+Famous+Uptown+Theater&gs_l=psy-ab.3...2022.5640..7042...0.0..0.687.1314.2-1j1j0j1......0....1j2..gws-wiz.....0..33i10.eYl1nAf6Mao Google Search about the book: '''Joy Ride! The Stars and Stories of Philly’s Famous Uptown Theater''']
 
 
*Videos:
 
*Videos:
**[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qk1m2rkqnSc Kimberly C. Roberts - Author of Joy Ride! The Stars and Stories of Philly's Famous Uptown Theater] (YouTube, 9m45s)
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**[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qk1m2rkqnSc Kimberly C. RobertsAuthor of ''Joy Ride! The Stars and Stories of Philly's Famous Uptown Theater''] (YouTube, 9m45s)
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**[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPw8u6SksiI Precious Places: Building a Future for the Uptown] (by Scribe Video Center, at YouTube, 10m23s)
 
**[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR50D5cPZcU The Uptown Theater "Shows" (interviews)] (YouTube, 7m48s)
 
**[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR50D5cPZcU The Uptown Theater "Shows" (interviews)] (YouTube, 7m48s)
**[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPw8u6SksiI The New Historic Philadelphia Uptown Theater - Scribe Video Center]
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*Wikipedia:&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uptown_Theater_(Philadelphia) Uptown Theater (Philadelphia)]
 
 
  
== In The News ==
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==In The News==
*[http://www.phillytrib.com/lifestyles/joy-ride-tells-story-of-historic-uptown-theater/article_7fb4b2d9-59e3-56dc-9955-87ffb5896abe.html 'Joy Ride' tells story of historic Uptown Theater - 2013 In the Philadelphia Tribune]
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*[http://hiddencityphila.org/2019/02/a-life-of-community-service-for-theaters-in-north-philly/ A Life Of Community Service For Theaters In North Philly], Hidden City Philadelphia, February 6, 2019.
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*[http://www.phillytrib.com/lifestyles/joy-ride-tells-story-of-historic-uptown-theater/article_7fb4b2d9-59e3-56dc-9955-87ffb5896abe.html 'Joy Ride' tells story of historic Uptown Theater], Philadelphia Tribune, May 23, 2013.
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
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*[[African American United Fund (AAUF)]]
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*[[Community Magic]]
 
*[[WJYN 98.5 FM Uptown Radio]]
 
*[[WJYN 98.5 FM Uptown Radio]]
*[[Community Magic]]
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*[[African American United Fund (AAUF)]]
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[[Category:Where-North Broad Street]]
 
[[Category:Where-North Broad Street]]
 
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[[Category:Does-Fiscal_Sponsorship]]
 
[[Category:Does-Fiscal_Sponsorship]]

Latest revision as of 13:35, 12 February 2019

philadelphiauptowntheater.org

Interior of the Uptown Theater, the first project of the Uptown Entertainment and Development Corporation, in the process of renovation.

The Uptown Entertainment & Development Corp. (UEDC) is a community development corporation, incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1995, received its 501c3 tax-exempt status in 2002, and registered with Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations since 2004. UEDC has identified the historic Uptown Theater, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as its first acquisition and revitalization project. Development plans include renovating the theater as an entertainment venue, creating a museum dedicated to preserving Black music, developing a technology center, and providing commercial leasing space in the proposed Entertainment and Education Tower. Other UEDC projects / programs include:

  • A newly-acquired LPFM Radio Station: Uptown Radio, WJYN 98.5 FM.
  • A Job Bank for construction workers.
  • Uptown Youth Got Talent (UYGT) for job readiness, audio/video production and performing arts.
  • Commercial Corridor Cleaning & Beautification.
  • African American Preservation Heritage Trail / Historic Trail Project.

UEDC also serves as a Registered Community Organization (RCO) for North Central Philadelphia (aka The Uptown Cultural District, Avenue of the Arts North, Harlem Quarter North) in conjunction with the City Planning Commission's Citizen Planning Institute.

Note:  The above descriptive information came from the organization's home page.


Special Editor's Note
$$$ Please Support $$$ the Uptown Theater
Bring MUSIC back to North Broad Street through this GoFundMe appeal
~Stan

Info

In The News

See Also