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OK – further research indicates the address of 1292 State Street is correct, which indicates this theatre is demolished. The 1242 State Street building that resembles a movie theatre was actually the West End Bowling Alley.
The address needs to be changed at the top of this page. The Matawan Theatre building in the photo above is clearly visible in the Google street view. The marquee says “Mullaney & Associates Physical Therapy” which has an address of 127 Main Street.
The Broadway Theatre is listed in the 1914/15 American Motion Picture Directory at 135 Broadway. That would make it across the street from the Paramount and likely a previous name for the Strand. Anyone know the truth behind this?
Listed in the 1914/15 AMPD as the Hippodrome.
I think the theatre may still stand. Check out the Salvation Army building, which gives its address as 242 Martin Luther King Drive. It looks like it could have been an old theatre. Additionally, property tax records from the Jersey City assessor’s office list the official address of this building as 242-246 MLK Drive. 246 was the address of the Apollo Theatre.
The former Jackson Avenue is now known as Martin Luther King Drive.
Are we sure it has been demolished? The building at 750 Chancellor Avenue in the Google satellite view looks very much like a theatre on the side of the building, although the front looks like it has had a new facade installed to blend it with the building next door.
Opened in 1916, this theatre was located on the corner of First St and Grand St.
My above comment is correct. The theatre at Orange & 12th is the Strand. The Ronson was at S Orange Ave & Littleton Ave.
Anyone know if this was once called the Elite Theatre? The 1914 American Motion Picture Directory lits an Elite Theatre at the corner of Summer Ave & Bloomfield Ave.
This theatre was at one time apparently called the Garfield Auditorium as that is what is engraved on the peak in the front as you can see in the street view.
The picture of the Palace looks nothing like the Shaker Cafe building at all. I do not know that this address is correct.
It looks to be the Alvarez Condominiums now.
The Fine Arts Theatre is listed at 51 Broad Street (http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/17154). Were these two theatres (Capitol and Fine Arts) next door to each other or did the number change over time and they were really the same theatre? It seems to be that there is only one building at this address.
The Capitol Theatre is listed at 53 Broad Street (http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/39511). Were these two theatres (Capitol and New) next door to each other or did the number change over time and they were really the same theatre? It seems to be that there is only one building at this address.
This is open for both film and live events as the Multi Media Arts Center.
It appears the building that used to be the theatre is now a church called Chateau De Grace which has an address of 49 Dodd Street on the building.
James: the building is still readily apparent in Google Street views from 2013, so it wasn’t demolished back in 2011.
A good article about the Capitol: http://secondriver.blogspot.com/2010/05/capitol-theatre.html
In 1914 the Liberty Theatre is listed at 617 Atlantic Ave. Possibly a previous name for this theatre.
address for this one in 1914/15 AMPD is 1308 Boardwalk
Theatre is on the northeast corner of Saunders St and Broadway.
In the 1914/15 American Motion Picture Directory the address is given as 362 Broad St.
Frank, that article is from two years ago and it said the theatre would be open by the end of the year (2013) so I am guessing things have fallen apart.
Prior to its remodeling into the Regent Theatre this was known as Johnson Hall, the Johnson Opera House, and Doyle’s Moving Picture House.