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According to the Bergen Record on 3/27/07 Page L01, this theater once showed silent films, placing it older than my 3/2/06 post.
located at 667 Princeton Avenue per the 1920 Trenton City Directory located at this link:
postcard of aforementioned residence:
Ocean One has attracted visitors since 1906 when Captain John Young opened his famous Million Dollar Pier at this location. He even lived at the end of the pier in an elaborate marble villa with state of the art Edison-designed pastel lighting and garden sculptures.
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Oddly enough I don’t see any modern photos posted here, so I found one:
Construction photo here:
This was a Fox theatre doing live shows in 1929:
Very old postcard:
Interesting history at this link (see “Did you Know?”):
This theater will close down this August. A number of small theaters have closed recently in NJ or are in financial distress.
Another old photo:
old post card. Incidently, I have a post card for another Shubert Theatre on Washington Street. Any insight on that one?
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I don’t believe that this one has been posted yet:
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How did the theatre fare during the recent flood?
Is this the theater featured near the end of “Ask the Dust”?
I know that most of the movie was shot in South Africa but the imdb lists LA as another filming location. Perhaps the interior shots were somewhere else but there is a brief shot of a Warner marquee.
“By the end of 1976, the Lincoln and all of the other downtown Trenton movie houses were shuttered, deemed obsolete in an era that saw residents and theaters alike desert the inner city for the suburbs.
Only the Brunswick, once a haven for lovers of foreign film, was resurrected briefly in 1979 on the edge of Trenton near Lawrence as an “adult” movie theater. The days when you could share a cup of espresso in the lobby and discuss a movie were long gone.”
from “Arts and Entertainment: 1970-‘79” The Times of Trenton 9/19/1999.