Grove International Theater

346 16th Avenue,
Irvington, NJ 07111

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This was a small theater that specialized in foreign language films catering to the mainly Polish, but also Hungarian, Lithuanian and Czech immigrants who settled in the area in the 1940’s and 50’s. The only way I knew of the Grove was because it was across the street from Olympic Park (another sorry loss.) After the Grove closed, the building became part of the Irvington Public Library System, but I do not know its current status.

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teecee on April 1, 2005 at 8:35 am

Listed as open in the 1951 FDY.

teecee on June 30, 2005 at 9:37 am

“(Gary)Heckel, whose family owned the Grove Theater in Irvington when he was a child, connected with Roberts accidentally when he took a fill-in projectionist job at the Chatham theater some 20 years ago.”

The Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ), March 25, 2003 p022

teecee on July 5, 2005 at 3:37 am

A Robert Morton organ was installed in this theater in 1926. After it was moved to the Capitol Theatre in South River, NJ, the Grove theatre bought another Robert Morton in 1928.

teecee on July 28, 2006 at 3:06 pm

Oddly enough, may have been known as the Hindenburg Theater in 1940:
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