Williams Center Cinemas
January 27, 2013
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My grandfather owned this theater in 1912. His name was Walker Whiting Vick and he lived at 16 Addison Avenue in Rutherford, New Jersey. My thanks to Lou Rugani for uploading this photo. The photo I have is a post card and a bit faded.
The name and address are wrong on this Theater, the George W. Newman Theater is one [ the biggest ] of the 3 screens forming the Williams Carlos Williams Center 3, located at 1 Williams Plaza in Rutherford, site of the former Rivoli Theater.This Criterion Theater stood at 40 Ames Avenue, Rutherford and was destroyed by a fire on June 29 1943, it’s side is now occupied by the Rutherford Fire Company # 4.
Build in 1911, the Criterion Theatre, a two floor wood structure with stucco exterior, opened in January 1912, with vaudeville acts arranged through Keith and Proctor, a major New York booking agent.
Check this link : www.downtownrutherfordnj.com/the-history-of-rutherford/