459 Clinton Avenue,
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The American Theatre was opened prior to 1926 when it was operated by William Fox. It had 1,100 seats, later reduced to 950. It was still open in 1939. By 1940 it had been renamed Avon Theatre. By 1950 it was operated by Liggett-Florin Booking Service. It was another neighborhood theatre run by Eddie Steinberg from the mid-1950’s to 1968. Catered mostly to an African-American audience. Ran double features and changed its programming 2-3 times per week. Closed in 1968 shortly after the infamous riots in Newark. It has since been demolished.
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