Little Theatre

562 Broad Street,
Newark, NJ 07102

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Little Theatre

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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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teecee
teecee on September 18, 2005 at 2:26 pm

Listed in the 1951 FDY as an art theater, one of only 2 in NJ.

Altoblanco
Altoblanco on February 20, 2006 at 5:32 am

The profile is incorrect – this theatre is anything but closed.
It is open everyday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Admission costs 8 dollars.

It is especially crowded on weekends (in the early afternoon).

While the main screen is showing “straight” XXX, the majority
of men who visit here clearly have other “activities” in mind.

Everyone is saying that home video viewing is taking the place of the
theatre-going experience. However, for the “regulars” who frequent
places like this, they are obviously no substitute for the real thing.

teecee
teecee on March 3, 2006 at 10:59 pm

Old program from 1931:
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dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on February 25, 2007 at 4:39 pm

Lost Memory: Please contact me at thanks!

toby0821
toby0821 on June 20, 2007 at 7:21 pm

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 19, 2008 at 3:16 am

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 9, 2009 at 4:12 am

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 8:46 pm

any ne info on this place

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 29, 2011 at 1:09 am

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 13, 2012 at 3:07 am

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!

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