Majestic Theatre

275 Grove Street,
Jersey City, NJ 07302

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 2, 2014 at 1:52 pm

The Majestic Theatre in Jersey City opened September 16th, 1907, according to the October, 1907, issue of Architects' and Builders' Magazine.

Also, here is JCJohn’s link in clickable form. There is a brief history of the theater and some photos of the restored entrance building.

JCJohn
JCJohn on March 10, 2014 at 12:29 pm

http://www.njcu.edu/programs/jchistory/pages/m_pages/majestic_theater.htm

LOCAL65
LOCAL65 on July 25, 2006 at 3:38 pm

I INSTALLED AND MAITAINED THE BIG POPCORN MACHINES.THE BAGS WOULD SENT TO ALL OF THE SKOURIS BROS. THEATRES,IT WAS ALSO USED AS A CANDY AND NOVETY STORAGE. THE FRONT WAS NOT USED BUT EVERY THING WAS READY FOR THE NEXT SHOW BY FRED FLAGG THE SHOW NEVER CAME.FRED WOULD WALK ME THROUGH ALL THE ALL THE SECERT PLACES OF TRAP DOORS,ROPES AND OLD PROPS.

hondo59
hondo59 on June 6, 2006 at 8:23 am

The Majestic auditorium was being restored sometime in the 1980s because I remember going into the side entrance of the building where architects were examining the interior, there was scaffolding around, and light towers about. What happened? I guess someone ran out of money.
I walked up to the second balcony.

teecee
teecee on September 27, 2005 at 3:22 pm

Old 1911 postcard:

Front:

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Back:

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teecee
teecee on September 1, 2005 at 3:44 am

Homepage for the bar located at this site:
http://www.barmajestic.com/

I think that the wall referenced by JerseyGirl is behind the bar.

teecee
teecee on August 19, 2005 at 6:04 am

Newspaper article including photo & history:
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Gloriamavis
Gloriamavis on March 24, 2005 at 9:27 am

Actually, the entrance was saved but it does not serve the Majestic Condos which are behind it. It was converted into a wine bar and liqour store called Bar Majestic and Majestic Liquors and Foods. Some of the original details were kept, such as the moldings along one wall and the floors. In fact, one entire wall was left untouched revealing the years of color schemes including a gold trim. There were also a few pieces that were added that could pass for originals. The bathroom has wooden wainscotting and beautiful green tiles. The back counter has an inverted balcony railing attached to it and the lights are actually theatrical lights. The style is more art nouveau but works well with the restored exterior. This is a place worth seeing. The prices are right and the atmosphere is priceless.