Hill Theatre

35 W. Broad Street,
Paulsboro, NJ 08066

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Hill Theatre

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Built in 1935. Originally used as a cinema. Currently used as the “Hill Theatre Studio”, a studio for making short films and television commercials. They do offer rare screenings.

950 seats per the 1951 FDY.

Related link shows photo from 1938.

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teecee on June 16, 2005 at 8:19 am

Hill Theatre Studio
35 West Broad St. Paulsboro NJ 08066
This is one of the only studios in the Tri-state area. They have done Reebok commercials with Allen Iverson, the makeout rain scene for Kevin Smith’s “Chasing Amy”, and they just did the rain for Nicolas Cage’s new film “Atlantis”. The studio used to be one of the oldest movie theatres in South Jersey, although the seats have been ripped out, but the old movie theatre lobby still exists. The film will be projected on a thirty foot high seamless green screen that will be painted white for the best projection.

Nice description from http://www.kphat.com/john_premiere.html

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 12, 2007 at 10:40 am

THEATRE FIRE ROUTS 600 IN NEW JERSEY; Woman Is Overcome by Smoke Rushing In to Seek Boy— Two Firemen Are Hurt, MANAGER CALMS AUDIENCE Balcony Collapses Soon After 150 Patrons Leave Seats After Film Explosion.

NY Times August 19, 1930

PAULSBORO, N.J., Aug. 18.—Fire swept the Hill Theatre shortly after 8 o'clock tonight, when some motion picture film of “The Life of Christ” exploded in the projection booth, causing many of the audience of 600 persons to rush for the doors. The flames destroyed the interior of the two-and-a-half-story building.

Roloff on September 24, 2008 at 6:29 am

Finally cleaned up and posted a scan of a 1938 postcard of this very pretty theatre: View link

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