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TC, Can you adjust the seating from 998 to 1200?
Nice job of combing the two listings!
TC, This is the corrected information on this theatre.
Can we eliminate the other Oxford Theatre, Little Falls, NJ listing?
I’m amazed at the tone of these comments. We have a story of a restored historic theatre committed to surviving and serving the community and the commentors are throwing cold water on the effort.
The Oxford Theater opened on February 24, 1928 showcasing “Dress Parade” with William Boyd and Bessie Love, a newsreel, and an “Our Gang” comedy. The 1200 seat theater, refered to as one of the foremost playhouses in the East, was built in the Spanish style and featured a full stage and Wurlitzer organ specially adapted for silent motion pictures. The theater was demolished in October, 1964 and at the time was part of the Stanley Warner chain.
Source:Little Falls (NJ) Historical Society
TC, I have some new information on the Oxford. How do I pass it along?
Call me about these seats – 802.223.6632
I have a client with 500 chairs they would like to give away. They would consider paying shipping expenses.
Go to the Paramount Theatre, Rochester, Ny on this site.
Scroll through a few of the comments. There is a link to a public library.
You will find the photo in question with lots of info.
Do you have any photos of the theatre?
Is there a non-public way to get in touch with you?
I am a theatre consultant specializing in historic theatre restoration. Many of the theatres I work with combine live performance and film. I would be happy to discuss pro forma development with you. If this might be helpful contact me.
Unfortunetely, the Oxford was demolished years ago to provide for a bank parking lot.
The Oxford was a wonderful little theatre and I think somewhat decorative, although it was always dark!
I do remember a center ceiling dome and wall sconces. There were two center aisles as well as side aisles.
The theatre always seemed full; the parking lot always seems empty.
Does anyone know who owns the theatre?
Who is behind the R&R restoration?
I’d like to get in touch.
Its a beautiful theatre and it would be great to see it serving the community once again.