Biograph Theater

46 S. Laurel Street,
Bridgeton, NJ 08302

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I found the Biograph Theater mentioned on a NJ history site and I also found a postcard picture of it on another website. Any further info on the Biograph Theater would be appreciated.

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teecee
teecee on May 19, 2005 at 5:10 am

My 1951 FDY lists a Laurel Theatre in Bridgeton (no street address). Cinematour.com lists the Laurel Theatre at N. Laurel street. Too close for comfort! Good chance they are the same, this being a small town.

KenRoe
KenRoe on May 19, 2005 at 5:31 am

In 1941 and 1943 editions of F.D.Y. there are 3 theatre listed for Bridgeton, NJ. (non are currently on the Cinema Treasures database)
Criterion 1,350 seats
Majestic 500 seats
Stanley 1,550 seats

Strangely, in the 1950 edition of F.D.Y. there is no listing for Bridgeton or the next town alphabetically Burlington!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 19, 2005 at 6:04 am

The Laurel theater is a different theater that was built in 1950. It was a replacement for the Criterion theater. You can read about that theater here:

http://cinematreasures.org/print/11670_0_1_0

The address that the Biograph theater was located at still exists. Today this address is Riley’s Sports at 46 S Laurel St. I don’t know if its the same building or not.

teecee
teecee on May 19, 2005 at 11:27 am

good find lostmemory. I should have checked the news link. Do you want to do the honors and add the Laurel/Criterion to the database?

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 19, 2005 at 11:47 am

TC….You actually found the Laurel theater so be my guest and add it. And Ken should add the Majestic and Stanley theaters if they aren’t already listed here.

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