Arlo Theatre

Westfield Avenue and N. 25th Street,
Camden, NJ 08105

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ARLO Theatre (Camden, New Jersey) in 1949.

The Arlo Theatre was located on the 2600 block of Westfield Avenue. It was a block east of the Victoria Theatre. The Arlo Theatre was opened in July 1949 and closed in the early-1970’s.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 6, 2005 at 10:30 am

The Arlo Theatre is listed in the 1950 edition of Film Daily Yearbook, but no seating capaicty is given. The could mean that the theatre was new and details had not been released. There is no mention of the Arlo Theatre in 1941 or 1943 editions of F.D.Y.B.

RickB on March 21, 2005 at 11:40 am

From what I’ve read the Arlo was built in the late ‘40s. It lasted until the early '70s as a theater (the next to last indoor theater to operate in Camden, outlived by the Midway), stayed open for a while after that as a catering hall, then was abandoned.

barrygoodkin on October 29, 2005 at 5:31 am

The Arlo Theatre, designed by architect William H. Lee opened on July 7, 1949. It had about 1000 seats. It was built for and operated by the Varbalow Cirucit who had their offices in the Walt Whitman Theate in Pennsauken, New Jersey. The Varbalow Circuit also operated the first run Savar Theatre in downtown Camden. The Savar name was a combination of Samuel or Sadie Varbalow. The Savar was an eloquent art deco design and the Arlo was reputed to be one of the most eloquent theatres designed by William H. Lee.

kencmcintyre on September 6, 2007 at 8:33 pm

In 1963, the Arlo was operated by the Savar Corporation, Henrietta Kravitz president. Savar also ran the Midway, Rio and Savar in Camden, as well as the Atco Drive-In, the Century in Audobon, the Collingswood in that city, the Garden State Drive-In in Delaware Township, the Starlite Drive-In and King Theater in Gloucester, the Circle Drive-In in Maple Shade, the Ritz in Oaklyn, the Walt Whitman in Pennsauken and thr Westmont in Westmont.

kencmcintyre on September 10, 2007 at 7:06 pm

By 1967 the Milgram chain had taken over this theater.

RickB on May 30, 2011 at 6:49 am

The Arlo’s actual address was in the 2600 block of Westfield Avenue. It doesn’t show up at all on the Street View, so it can be given demolished status.

miclar on November 27, 2014 at 7:32 am

Watched a bunch of first run movies here in the 60’s.
Francis the talking mule was my favorite!!!

TheALAN on November 27, 2014 at 10:46 am

The map in the overview places the Arlo Theatre at the intersection of Federal St, S. 27th St. and Baird Blvd. in East Camden. The Arlo was actually located a block North on the 2600 block of Westfield Ave.

marksb on February 15, 2017 at 9:34 am

I adored the Arlo theater. I went to see great movies there for years when I was growing up in Camden, NJ. I especially remember seeing Tales From The Crypt starring Joan Collins there and being terrified by it. I also saw many entertaining kids films there as well. Does anyone remember the names of some of the kids movies they may have seen there?

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