Little Theatre

562 Broad Street,
Newark, NJ 07102

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Located at the lower end of Broad Street, near the public library, the Little Theatre was opened prior to 1941. It was a single screen movie theatre with 299 seats. Formerly showed art and foreign movies.

Today is operating as an adult theatre, with one auditorium showing straight porn, the other showing gay porn.

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dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on February 25, 2007 at 8:39 am

Lost Memory: Please contact me at thanks!

toby0821
toby0821 on June 20, 2007 at 11:21 am

My, things have been very quiet here.
I am here to ask a question, since I live just south of the Linden airport, I used to frequent Cinema 9 on Route 9.
Does anyone know of a place similar in activity to Cinema 9, preferable in central or south New Jersey?
I really miss that place.

misterrick
misterrick on October 18, 2008 at 7:16 pm

Here’s a piece of trivia that I’m sure none of you knew, the Motion Picture Machine Operators Union ran their local out of the 2nd floor of this theater and it’s funny not only did they represent the projectionists at a few porn houses but also at most if not all of the major theater chains in Northern New Jersey including Cineplex Odeon, General Cinema and United Artists. Prior to moving to Newark the union was based in an adjacent office in the projection booth at the Millburn Theater in Millburn which I believe was around 1986-1987. The union has since been disbanned.

markp
markp on January 8, 2009 at 8:12 pm

My old local was the same misterrick. I worked at 2 porn houses, and 2 General Cinemas, as well as an independent, all at the same time. One day here, one day there. Thats how us youngins used to make our money in the late 70’s and early 80’s.

ziggycrone
ziggycrone on April 11, 2009 at 12:46 pm

any ne info on this place

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 28, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Some Unions refused to run Porn.Local 518 finally gave up the WEIS CINEMAS because of X-rated product.

Matthew Prigge
Matthew Prigge on November 12, 2012 at 7:07 pm

If anyone has any stories about going to/ working at this threatre in its adult days, I would love to hear them. I am chronicling the histories of adult theatres in the US. Please contact me at Thanks!

Aron
Aron on July 9, 2016 at 5:52 am

This Linda Lovelace of Montclair New Jersey,Fern Relkin, appeared in the films of adult theaters like The Little Theater in Newark New Jersey and The Capitol Theater in Passaic New Jersey gobbling men’s boners in the 1980’s.

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/

hdtv267
hdtv267 on September 30, 2016 at 1:30 am

Wow- that’s a great blog. Thanks so much for sharing it.

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