Court Theatre

16 W. Market Street,
Newark, NJ 07102

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Court Theatre

The Court Theatre was one of the few theatres in New Jersey catering to the African-American audience back in the 1940’s and 1950’s. I remember riding past the place in my dad’s car and seeing the banners across the promotional one-sheets advertising “All colored cast!”

The building was demolished in the mid-1950’s to make parking space for the Essex County Courthouse.

Contributed by Jim Thatcher

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teecee on April 1, 2005 at 8:37 am

Listed in the 1951 FDY.

teecee on March 2, 2006 at 4:49 am

listed in the 1944 FDY. Listed as part of Independent Theater Service, Inc. in the 1956 Film Daily Yearbook.

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