Mayfair Theater

1011 S. Orange Avenue,
Newark, NJ 07106

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Second run neighborhood house closed by Warner Brothers in the late 1950’s in favor of the larger Stanley Theater a couple of blocks away. Ironically, the Stanley Theater became economically unfeasable to operate a few scant years later and was converted to a cultural center. The Mayfair Theater building became a bowling alley.

Contributed by jim thatcher

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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on April 29, 2005 at 9:35 am

The Mayfair was situated at 1011 S. Orange Avenue, and had 1,021 seats, according to the 1954 Film Daily Year Book.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 27, 2007 at 10:25 am

A Robert-Morton theater organ was installed in the Mayfair Theater in 1928.

kencmcintyre on July 6, 2008 at 8:36 pm

Joe’s Market at 1011 S. Orange looks big enough to have held 1021 seats. It could be the former Mayfair:

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 7, 2008 at 8:08 am

The chain should be unknown since this is no longer a movie theater.

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