Towers Theatre

714 South Broadway,
Camden, NJ 08103

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Towers Theatre

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The Towers Theatre was located on South Broadway just North of Pine Street.

Any further information or history on the Tower Theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 6, 2005 at 10:09 am

Different editions of Film Daily Yearbook give several seating capacities:– 1941;1,200, 1943;1,700 (both edition give the name of the theatre as the Towers) and the 1950 edition has the Tower Theatre with 1,420 seats.

teecee
teecee on March 6, 2005 at 4:15 pm

Another postcard (1920):

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Photo from 1950:
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Managed by Lee F. Harvey, 1940-1950

teecee
teecee on March 7, 2005 at 6:37 am

Architects: Hoffman-Henon Co.

phil552
phil552 on April 4, 2005 at 9:21 pm

I have posted newspaper ads from 1928 and 1942 on my website. The name in the ads is TOWERS. Likewise, the 1950 photograph shows TOWERS on the marquee. I do not believe that at anytime the Camden theater was known as the TOWER…. a look at the building shows TWO!!!

If I come across an newspaper ad with the TOWER name, I will notify Cinema Treasure at once.

There is, of course, a TOWER theatre across the river on 69th Street in Philly/Upper Darby.

New page up as of 4/5/04 www.dvrbs.com/CamdenNJ-Movies-Towers.htm

Phil Cohen
Camden NJ

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 19, 2007 at 2:38 pm

Status should be closed/demolished:

Broadway stretches through the heart of Camden, a wide street lined with struggling shops and rotting rowhouses, a three-mile tour of desperation and lost hope. Prostitutes flit between vacant stores and abandoned banks, plying an older form of commerce, while drugs are sold on side streets. The old Towers Theater at Broadway and Pine has been replaced by a Citgo gas station. This road has been down a long time – many of the businesses that didn’t burn during the 1971 riots fled.

LuisV
LuisV on January 17, 2008 at 8:22 am

Ken, are there still many beautiful old buildings in downtown Camden that someday could be restored like in Detroit and Buffalo or is it a total lost cause like in East St. Louis, Illinois and Gary, Indaina?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 17, 2008 at 10:32 am

I would say “lost cause”.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 18, 2008 at 2:23 pm

Here is another repaired link for the dvrbs photo:
http://tinyurl.com/53zv33

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on October 29, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Featured in this lecture on Camden theatres: youtube

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on December 28, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Since the building had two towers, it seems unlikely that the theatre was ever called anything but TOWERS. I suspect that the name might have been spelled incorrectly if found that way in a Film Daily Year Book. The annual is notorious for frequent errors.

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