Rivoli Theater

130 Main Street,
Paterson, NJ 07505

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The Rivoli Theater was built in 1923. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. It was closed by 1956, and the empty building was destroyed by fire in the 1970’s.

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teecee
teecee on March 20, 2005 at 9:54 am

Listed in the 1951 FDY.

teecee
teecee on June 8, 2005 at 7:49 am

May have been built prior to 1923 (unless it was built specificall for lease):

“Then in 1923, Mr. Fabian leased H. B. Kitay’s Rivoli”

excerpt from http://www.lambertcastle.org/motionpictures.html

teecee
teecee on June 12, 2005 at 4:54 am

Arcadia Publishing, “Paterson”, p. 94 has a nice photo of the theater. Marquee shows “Innocents of Paris” (1929)

teecee
teecee on July 5, 2005 at 12:00 am

A Griffith-Beach organ was installed in this theater in 1925.

teecee
teecee on March 2, 2006 at 3:25 am

Listed as part of Warner Bros. in the 1944 FDY. Listed as CLOSED and part of Stanley Warner Corp. in the 1956 Film Daily Yearbook.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 20, 2008 at 6:21 pm

Here is the Arcadia photo mentioned by TC:
http://tinyurl.com/2n6jq7

JakP
JakP on June 13, 2008 at 5:25 am

This theatre remained vacant until the 70’s when it burned down. Now on the site are several retail stores.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on June 22, 2012 at 12:14 pm

This may have been the picture originally posted by Lost Memory in 2005, but that link no longer works.

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