Loew's Aldine Theatre

808 N. Market Street,
Wilmington, DE 19801

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The Aldine Theatre was opened in 1920 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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KenRoe
KenRoe on April 30, 2005 at 6:04 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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 30, 2005 at 6:51 pm

Thanks for finding the exact address of the Aldine theater Ken. The site where I found the info on the Aldine listed the whole entertainment complex as 818 N Market St.

barrygoodkin
barrygoodkin on November 20, 2005 at 9:22 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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 8, 2007 at 1:17 pm

Added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1985

Aldine Theater (added 1985 – Building – #85003571)
806—810 N. Market St., Wilmington
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Architectural Style: Beaux Arts, Other
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Commerce/Trade
Current Sub-function: Specialty Store

WilliamStoddart
WilliamStoddart on March 20, 2008 at 2:03 am

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
kencmcintyre on May 2, 2008 at 8:06 pm

The Loew’s marquee can be seen in this photo, circa 1950s:
http://tinyurl.com/5l9qmt

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 29, 2009 at 8:30 pm

More photos of the Aldine are on this site:
http://tinyurl.com/n5hdjh

rave323
rave323 on December 28, 2009 at 12:25 pm

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 7:39 pm

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

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