Fine Arts Theater

37 Lexington Avenue,
Passaic, NJ 07055

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dallasmovietheaters on January 4, 2018 at 7:42 am

In 1939, Harry Hecht hired architect Eugene DeRosa to remake the Rialto Theatre into the refurbished Lincoln Theatre. Photos of the renovated theatre in photos.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 13, 2010 at 11:25 pm

This 1916 book attributes the design of a proposed (but as yet unnamed) theater to be built at Lexington and Main Avenues to Abraham Preiskel (most other sources give this architect’s as Abram Preiskel.) I wonder if that could have been this theater?

teecee on August 20, 2006 at 11:41 am

Listed as the Lincoln Theatre in the 1944 FDY.

jimmyt on August 19, 2006 at 4:59 pm

Sometime around 1961=2 the Fine Arts was severely damaged by a firebomb placed in the auditorium. A salvage company was allowed in to retrieve equipment from the projection booth and the rest of the structure was demolished within a couple of days. It would seem that even the innocuous fare like the Coppola pic was unnacceptable to at least one intolerant person!

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on July 8, 2005 at 5:28 am

Tonight for Sure was a nudie directed by Francis Ford Coppola!!!
Click here.

teecee on July 8, 2005 at 5:17 am

Check out this 1963 ad for “Tonight for Sure”, courtesy of Bill Huelbig:

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Looks like “Fine Arts” = XXX

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on June 9, 2005 at 6:15 pm

The site of this theatre is now an empty lot.