Shore 4 Theater

3511 Atlantic Avenue,
Wildwood, NJ 08260

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The Shore 4 Theater opened on November 7, 1939 as the single screen Shore Theater. The Shore was designed by the firm of Thalheimer and Weitz and was operated by Hunt’s Theatres Inc.

Around 1971 the Shore became a twin theater. In the late 70’s the Shore Theater was combined with the Blaker Theater which was located directly behind the Shore Theater. The combination of the two theaters gave the Shore Theater four screens and it became the Shore 4 Theater.

This theater closed in the early 90’s and was demolished in 2006.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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Porkface
Porkface on October 31, 2005 at 7:09 pm

Let me add these were FORMER Hunt’s Theatres. After the Hunts left the picture in the 80’s (no pun intended), their theatres and boardwalk holdings faded into oblivion.

Porkface
Porkface on November 14, 2005 at 2:55 pm

The Blaker theatre was located on the nw corner of this block, not behind or connected to the Shore, which was on the sw corner. The “Shore 4” experience was walking between the theatres, which most people didn’t realize if they weren’t familiar with the situation.

barrygoodkin
barrygoodkin on February 1, 2006 at 3:54 pm

The Shore and Blaker Theatre long idle have been demolished.

teecee
teecee on March 2, 2006 at 1:29 am

Listed as part of Hunt’s Theatres, Inc. in the 1970 FDY & 1976 International Motion Picture Almanac.

Crazy Bob Madara
Crazy Bob Madara on September 18, 2006 at 10:37 am

The Photos & info above are fantastic. I visted the booth of Hunt’s Shore Twin maybe 20-30 years ago and met the projectionist, Joe Griesbach. Joe is an electronic genius and owns his own electronics store near Wildwood, NJ. The last time I visted Joe, he was doing projection at the Bayshore 8, in North Cape May, NJ. The theatre was once an Acme super market. The last time I talked to Joe on the phone, I think that he told me that “THE FRANKS”, were building a mega-plex in Rio Grande, NJ.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 12, 2007 at 6:23 am

Status hould be closed/demolished.

markp
markp on January 13, 2008 at 4:56 pm

What a sin to see that big empty dirt lot where once a grand and glorious theatre once stood.

finkysteet
finkysteet on July 18, 2008 at 3:45 pm

Talk about adding insult to injury — my family and I have vacationed in Wildwood every summer for the past 22 years, and though we’ve never stepped foot in either the Shore or Blaker, it was truly sad to see it gone. Now, whaddya bet they build another stupid condo in its place?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 10, 2010 at 7:14 pm

Yes,Great pictures.

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