Loew's Aldine Theatre

808 N. Market Street,
Wilmington, DE 19801

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Loew's Aldine Theatre

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The Aldine Theatre was opened June 18, 1921 by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. It was taken over by Loew’s Inc. from October 2, 1941. Renamed Loew’s Aldine Theatre, it was closed in late-1970.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 30, 2005 at 3:04 pm

The Film Daily Yearbook.1950 gives the address of the Loew’s Aldine as 808 Market Street, the Grand Opera House is listed as at 818 Market Street.

The Aldine is listed in the 1941 edition of F.D.Y as having 1,819 seats.

barrygoodkin on November 20, 2005 at 6:22 am

According to research by Craig Morrison and Irv Glazer the Aldine Theatre was built by Warner and designed by Thomas W. Lamb. It was built around 1921 and traded to Loew’s and reopened as Loew’s Aldine on October 2, 1941. It closed late 1970.

WilliamStoddart on March 19, 2008 at 11:03 pm

My family has it that my aunt, Emily Allegretto, was Miss Loew’s Aldine of Wilmington De. The year would have been approx. 1943. (the year before I was born.) The theater has since been demolished. As the story goes, my aunt could have had a lucrative Hollywood contract based on this pagent win—but she declined.
Perhaps someone out there has some information on this particular Loew’s beauty pagent. Thanks, Buzz

kencmcintyre on May 2, 2008 at 5:06 pm

The Loew’s marquee can be seen in this photo, circa 1950s:

kencmcintyre on August 29, 2009 at 5:30 pm

More photos of the Aldine are on this site:

rave323 on December 28, 2009 at 9:25 am

Can anyone give me info on the Cinemart on Gov Prinz? I can’t find any info anywhere, but, I stop to look at it every time I’m in the area. What a mystery. The only thing I can tell is that I was built in the 60’s due to the chandelier and font on the front sign.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 8, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Seems like a tiny theatre,but hardly with some 1800 seats. I have seen nicer looking Loew’s Theatres.

rivest266 on May 15, 2016 at 10:14 am

June 18th, 1921 and October 1st, 1941 grand opening ads in the photo section.

rivest266 on November 13, 2016 at 5:39 am

Looking for the ad? next to the last page of pictures.

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