Biograph Theater

46 S. Laurel Street,
Bridgeton, NJ 08302

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hbmanders
hbmanders on February 6, 2017 at 8:22 pm

Hi, I see that this thread is very old, but I have information pertaining to the “Biograph” Theatre as seen in the c. 1900 postcard view “Laurel St. Looking North.” I have compared fire insurance maps of the length of Laurel Street from 1896 and 1903. The only theater on Laurel Street on the west side of Laurel Street was the Criterion Theatre which was located at 34 Laurel (at the end of Warren/McCormick) in 1903. It appears that this theater was renovated from the previous Moore’s Opera House which was there in 1896. Let me know if you’d like to see the map images of the theater.

teecee
teecee on May 19, 2005 at 7:27 pm

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?

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 19, 2005 at 1:31 pm

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!

teecee
teecee on May 19, 2005 at 1:10 pm

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.