Midway Theater

20 Broadway Street,
Camden, NJ 08103

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Listed in the 1951 FDY as the Broadway Theater. Later demolished to make room for the Walter Rand Transportation Center. Located across the street from the high speed train line to Philadelphia.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 7, 2005 at 1:20 am

Listed in 1941 Film Daily Yearbook as the Broadway Theater with 1,100 seats.

teecee on March 7, 2005 at 5:44 am

Known as the Broadway Theater 1930s-1950 and then the Midway Theater 1951-1970s

Located at 20 Broadway

Information per dvrbs website

RickB on March 7, 2005 at 6:37 am

This was the last indoor theater to operate in Camden, surviving into the ‘70s showing B double features. Part of the local Savar chain along with the Savar a couple blocks away, the Walt Whitman in Pennsauken, the King in Gloucester City and the Garden State Drive-In in Cherry Hill—all now gone.

teecee on March 2, 2006 at 2:11 am

Listed as part of The Savar Corporation in the 1976 International Motion Picture Almanac.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on February 1, 2008 at 8:34 am

With the onset of the Depression, many banks closed and never re-opened, including the Broadway Merchants Trust Company in downtown Camden. In 1933, the building was converted into the Broadway Theatre, with David Supowitz as architect, according to a report in the May 10, 1934 issue of New York State Exhibitor. At opening in 1934, the theatre was called New Broadway, but the adjective was eventually dropped from the name. Here are some exterior and interior images that accompanied the article:

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on May 19, 2008 at 7:59 am

Here are new links to images described above on 2/1/08:
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kencmcintyre on September 5, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Here is a better version of the 1973 photo:

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 3, 2010 at 1:33 am

The Midway was still in operation as late as 1978. With Federal funds for its garage project delayed, the city of Camden decided to let the theater on a monthly lease to Marcos Cotto, who presented Spanish language movies at the house, according to Boxoffice Magazine of July 10, 1978.

Tinseltoes on June 22, 2012 at 11:14 am

A photo of the Broadway Theatre’s auditorium is marked #3 in this 1936 collection: boxofficemagazine

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