Loew's Aldine Theatre

808 N. Market Street,
Wilmington, DE 19801

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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.

rave323
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.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 29, 2009 at 5:30 pm

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

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 2, 2008 at 5:06 pm

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

WilliamStoddart
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

barrygoodkin
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.

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.