Blaker Theatre

Atlantic Avenue & E. Cedar Avenue,
Wildwood, NJ 08260

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markp on June 21, 2015 at 12:13 am

Those lines for “Jaws” were quite common. At a drive-in here in New Jersey, police were called to help with the traffic from cars lined up over 1 mile on the side of a two way street.

Mikeoaklandpark on August 20, 2010 at 6:37 pm

What did tyhey put in place of the theaters?

Tony DeWald
Tony DeWald on November 27, 2009 at 1:54 pm

I guess i saw Jaws at the Blaker.

CSWalczak on November 27, 2009 at 8:18 am

This webpage shows some pictures of what was the Blaker prior to the demolition of the combined Shore/Blaker: View link

Tony DeWald
Tony DeWald on October 17, 2009 at 12:54 am

Wasn’t the Hunt, the one that was equipped for Sensurround.
I’m sure I saw Earthquake there.

And I know I saw Jaws at the Shore theater.

BobR on November 4, 2007 at 3:10 am

Does anyone remember which theater in Wildwood NJ had the big green screen that looked like an underwater scene with lots of fish on it? I remember it opening and closing at the start and end of the movie.

kencmcintyre on September 11, 2007 at 2:49 am

My 1967 FDY lists the Hunts Theaters at that time as follows: Cape May – Beach, Liberty. Stone Harbor – Harbor, Park. Wildwood – Blaker, Casino, Ocean, Shore, Regent, Starlight Ballroom, Strand.

teecee on March 2, 2006 at 9:27 am

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

Porkface on November 1, 2005 at 3:20 am

The Blaker auditorium and tiny lobby to the surprise of many still exists (rotting away that is) and is by far the oldest remaining theatre in Wildwood, starting over 100 years ago as a vaudeville house. The smallest of the local Hunt’s Theatres, it was perfect for raucous movies like “Woodstock” where the crowd danced in the aisles. It was divided into 2 screens long after its heyday, and bizarrely re-opened for a last hurrah (or guffah may be a better term) circa 1997.

teecee on August 7, 2005 at 5:33 pm

The main history link doesn’t explain that Hunt was forcibly evicted by Blaker after a dispute over the rent. Must have felt great for Mr. Hunt to turn around and eventually buy the theatre from Mr. Blaker.

source: Wildwood by the Sea by David W. Francis, page 57