Fabian Theatre

45 Church Street,
Paterson, NJ 07505

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umbaba
umbaba on August 15, 2004 at 3:41 am

The Garden, The U.S, The Rivoli…Downtown Paterson had plenty of theaters that all diminished one by one. I believe you can still see the Orpheum sign on a wall by one of the parking lots….In the Hillcrest section…The Plaza (which I hope to include on this site) was demolished 2 years ago. Paterson has nothing, but the Fabian…..a couple of towns over, in Passaic, there’s the Montauk, another former palace, still intact, still running…but, it’s showing porn and a true smut palace. The powers that be don’t have the sense to restore that one either because both towns are crime zones so why bother.

lfreimauer
lfreimauer on August 13, 2004 at 9:46 am

Does anyone remember the Garden Theater which was around the corner from the Fabian?

umbaba
umbaba on July 6, 2004 at 3:28 am

I always hope that the powers that be in Paterson would wake up, forget about the space and restore the theater to its former glory. It’s the only surviving theater of Paterson and should be spared the wrecking ball. The theater could be a flower in Paterson’s junkyard. Maybe Mayor Torres should check out this site.

The Fabian was one of the best theaters. Back in the day (the 70’s) a family could go to the Fabian and not expect to get mugged afterwards. But Paterson today, is a dangerzone, with gangs and punks and junkies etc. They’d have to clean up the town first.

Last movie I saw there, 1972…The Godfather.

umbaba
umbaba on May 4, 2004 at 2:04 am

Spragga…The Fabian closed in the early 90’s due to the deterioration of the neighborhood, no-parking at all and the spate of movies. Splatterfilms, low budget horror, martial arts. But mainly, the neighborhood. I saw The Godafather there in 72. My Grandfather took me. In those days you could go to the Fabian and not fear for your life. Now , Paterson is a gangland area of thugs. The Fabian is still there. I’d love to see them restore it, as well as paterson, which they’re trying to do. I think it’s a pipedream though.

William
William on December 6, 2003 at 4:38 pm

The Fabian Theatre is located at 45 Church Street.

unknown
unknown on October 17, 2003 at 5:44 am

Hello. My question is why did the Fabian Theatre close for business?