Grand Theatre

405 S. Main Street,
Williamstown, NJ 08094

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HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on July 28, 2013 at 4:53 am

Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer article re summer theater camp at the rebuilt Grand, http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/20130728_Kevin_Riordan__Kids_come_alive_with_the_sound_of_a_musical.html

RickB
RickB on February 15, 2013 at 1:57 am

Reopening this weekend with a production of Hairspray. Philadelphia Inquirer story here.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 20, 2010 at 10:04 am

Does not look too good for them.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on May 19, 2010 at 8:56 am

That’s probably it for this place unless they have a big insurance policy. Sounds like good things were happening. So this is really a shame.

wisdoug
wisdoug on May 14, 2010 at 10:36 am

Sadly this is more than just a buckle in the roof as the previous article implies. The chances of this being repaired in a month’s time seem pretty slim looking at these photos: View link

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on May 14, 2010 at 10:28 am

Part of the roof collapsed today. Article here-
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LesterELGY
LesterELGY on March 1, 2008 at 5:57 pm

SCarino….please contact me for further comments on the Grand Theatre in Williamstown. I’m doing a short history and would like to have you included. Thanks…LesterELGY
@ aol.com

Killerwithin
Killerwithin on November 7, 2006 at 1:49 pm

The Theater was not sold to a local church group in the 1970’s. That wasn’t until the early 1990’s. The Grand ran second-run films thru the 1970’s until 1987. The last film to play there was Wes Craven’s Deadly Friend. After the theater closed, the words “Deadly Friend” hanged on the sign outside for a year. Growing up in Williamstown, I was there every weekend. earliest film I remember seeing was The China Syndrome. The lobby was filled with vinage 1950’s era vending machine that didn’t work and they sold soda in the smallest paper dixie cups. They discouraged people from drinking in the theater itself with signs in the concession area telling you not to do so. The best thing about the theater was how the the whole town came out to the movies in the summer… you didn’t need parking- everyone walked.

teecee
teecee on July 1, 2006 at 1:43 am

Opened in 1924. Remodeled along with new marquee in 1940. Sold to a local church group in the 1970s. Purchased in 2004 for use as a theater.

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