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teecee commented about Union County Arts Center on Sep 28, 2014 at 2:03 pm

http://www.nj.com/union/index.ssf/2014/09/1928_wurlitzer_that_saved_union_county_arts_center_has_a_voice_once_again.html

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teecee commented about Ritz Theater on Aug 24, 2014 at 5:48 pm

online story posted today:

http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2014/08/carterets_old_ritz_theater_has_gold_behind_its_walls.html#incart_river

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teecee commented about Princeton Garden Theatre on Apr 5, 2014 at 4:09 pm

With the new management company I would predict a return to more art house movies since the Ambler, HiWay & County offer this genre.

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teecee commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:49 am

http://www.nj.com/entertainment/movies/index.ssf/2013/08/jersey_city_loews_a_grand_trip_back_in_time.html#incart_river

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teecee commented about Clinton Point Theater on Aug 15, 2013 at 2:41 am

http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2013/08/obituary_phyllis_ryman_black_f.html#incart_river

According to this article, the deceased was the first female theater manager in NJ when she managed the Clinton Point Theater starting in 1941.

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teecee commented about Majestic Theater on Nov 4, 2011 at 12:08 am

A search of Google street view puts the building at 586 Roosevelt. The photo is much nicer than that of the Ledger, leading one to believe that this building is in rapid decline.

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teecee commented about Majestic Theater on Nov 3, 2011 at 11:53 pm

Photo on the front page of today’s Star Ledger. http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/11/poverty_rate_grows_in_njs_blue.html

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teecee commented about Cinema Plaza on Aug 4, 2011 at 12:06 am

Passed by today. They have begun to tear down the building, starting in the back where the DMV office once was.

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teecee commented about Barn Theater on Jul 13, 2011 at 1:21 am

A bit of quirky information from nj.com 7/11/11:

FRENCHTOWN — In 1939 when the Barn Theater was being built, well-diggers struck water that flowed voluntarily to the surface and continues flowing to this day. For the next 50 years, the excess water came out of a metal pipe where it could be drunk or jugged by anyone who wanted it before it spilled into a ditch beside upper Twelfth Street.

The water was used to air condition the theater — until it showed its last movie in 1989 (“When Harry Met Sally”). Then an entrepreneur, who was trying in vain to get borough approval to turn the empty theater into a Country & Western dance hall, set up a coin-operated apparatus near the roadside to sell the water……..

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teecee commented about McGuire Theater on Jun 19, 2011 at 2:25 pm

http://www.maguiregroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/mcguiretheater-interior.jpg interior photo

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teecee commented about McGuire Theater on Jun 19, 2011 at 2:24 pm

This theater opened in 1955.

http://www.jointbasemdl.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123181098

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teecee commented about Historic Blairstown Theatre on May 8, 2011 at 2:12 pm

www.hbt.com

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teecee commented about Historic Blairstown Theatre on May 8, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Forgot this important link – the new home page for the theater
(from the print version of the article – can’t find this webpage via a Google search)
http://wwww.thehbt.com/

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teecee commented about Historic Blairstown Theatre on May 8, 2011 at 2:02 pm

View link
Reopening on 5/13/11

small photo at this link:

http://www.northjerseymusic.com/venues/329

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teecee commented about Monticello Theatre on Jan 24, 2011 at 2:06 am

“Jersey City: In Vintage Postcards”, page 92, has an old postcard image. States that theater was built ca 1910 and became a church in ca 1960.

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teecee commented about Park Theatre on Jan 17, 2011 at 12:20 am

This theater now houses a funeral home. See picture bottom center and compare to the old photo in my link above:

http://www.cottonfuneralservice.com/home.php

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teecee commented about Levoy Theatre on Jan 9, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Additional articles about the incident:

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teecee commented about Savoy Theatre on Nov 12, 2010 at 3:56 pm

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There is a reference to the potential reopening of the Savoy in this article.

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teecee commented about Baronet Theatre on Nov 12, 2010 at 3:42 pm

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teecee commented about Digiplex Rialto Westfield on Nov 6, 2010 at 6:05 pm

New owners:
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teecee commented about Strand Theatre on Oct 29, 2010 at 2:31 pm

The building currently houses the Bulkhead Bar & Grill.

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teecee commented about Strand Theatre on Oct 29, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Funny, caption of the photo in my above link, incidently from the same source as Ken Mc posted above, states photo is ca 1908. Don’t these editors cross check their own book?

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teecee commented about Strand Theatre on Oct 29, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Old photo:

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teecee commented about Palace Theatre on Oct 29, 2010 at 2:37 am

“Another big event of 1909 was the disastrous fire at the armory. It was just past 8:00 PM on a sunday night when the first flames were spotted on the First Street side of the building. The department answered the alarm quickly, but felt that they could not save the building which streched from First to East Front Streets. About 9:00 PM help was summoned from Matawan H & L Co. All three companies arrived within the hour and did great work, helping Keyport to play at least nine streams of water on the blaze. At about 11:00 PM, the slate roof fell in, smothering as much of the fire. Eventually it was brought under control, however for secound time in this building, no cause of the fire was ever found. The Armony was later rebuilt, and renamed the Armory Theatre, eventualy becoming the Palace Theatre where a young Fred Astaire made his Vaudville Debute as a dancing Lobster in 1913. The building remained standing until 1973 at a which time it collapsed without warning into a pile of twisted beams and wires.” excerpt from http://www.keyportfd.org/historicalfires.htm

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teecee commented about Baronet Theatre on Oct 29, 2010 at 2:34 am

this link has video of the demolition – so sad:

http://www.theshowroomap.com/