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Little Theatre

562 Broad Street,
Newark, NJ 07102

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Little Theatre

Located at the lower end of Broad Street, near the public library, the Little Theatre was opened August 22, 1928. It was a single screen movie theatre with 299 seats. Formerly showed art and foreign movies, mainly from Germany. From the late-1950’s and thru the 1970’s it screened movies which were exploitive and daring and eventually turning to pornographic movies.

In the 1980’s a second screen was added upstairs which shows gay porn. It operated as an adult theatre, with one auditorium showing straight porn, the other showing gay porn. In November 2017 there is a sign on the building stating it is ‘Available to Lease’. The Little Theatre was closed June 25, 2018.

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caz
caz on September 29, 2016 at 3:51 pm

very long and detailed history of the Little Theatre here, with a ton of photos and newspaper ads: https://strublog.wordpress.com/2016/09/18/the-sticky-floors-of-history-at-the-little-theater-pornography-in-newark-part-4/

Greenpoint
Greenpoint on June 26, 2017 at 7:40 pm

I was just near here at 10 am…I had been at a 9 am job interview….dindt venture inside, as I was headed back to the city to deal with other potential work related stuff

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on December 8, 2017 at 4:42 am

I saw yesterday there is a for lease sign outside, confirmed online http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/562-Broad-St-Newark-NJ/7332878/

Willburg145
Willburg145 on June 24, 2018 at 11:09 am

I heard there is a sign that this coming Monday will be the final day of The Little, it’s closing.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on June 24, 2018 at 4:27 pm

Have not seen any photos of the auditorium!

njhistorychic
njhistorychic on July 4, 2018 at 5:37 pm

I just saw this on nj.com and wanted to share of its closing…. https://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2018/07/this_little_jersey_porn_movie_house_learned_to_sur.html

njhistorychic
njhistorychic on July 4, 2018 at 5:51 pm

I can’t believe this place is closing it was one of the old marquees that I wanted a picture of. Now that I live out of state alas I have missed my chance :(

Teddybear35
Teddybear35 on July 8, 2018 at 6:29 pm

Sad to see it go despite the sticky floors I enjoyed this place received some mind blowing oral sex. When these guys suck you off they don’t stop till they swallow every last drop. New Jersey is officially the most boring state to live in.

Teddybear35
Teddybear35 on July 9, 2018 at 2:22 am

With this closing there is nothing to do in New Jersey anymore this is a sign gov’t wants gays out. All the hot spots in New York are gone as well and the way I see it gay men are being forced back into the closet. I will say this place never had any issues and you walk in do your thing and at closing everyone goes home and parks are dangerous so what will gay men do now for fun?

Scott
Scott on July 11, 2018 at 7:27 am

It doesn’t appear that “the government” closed this theatre, so your assertion that you are being forced back into the closet is baseless.

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