Centre Street Theatre

424 Centre Street,
Trenton, NJ 08611

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Centre Street Theatre 10-2011

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A neighborhood house that was operated by a local chain called Associated Theaters of Trenton. Until about 2000 the building was occupied by a party-supply rental firm; later it became a pharmacy that now appears to be closed. The name of the theater can still be clearly seen in a stone panel at the top of the building’s red brick facade.

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teecee on July 6, 2005 at 2:56 am

“Centre Street Theatre, (Isaac Levy), 422-426 Centre”

listing from the 1920 Trenton City Directory as hosted by trentonhistory.org. I believe that Mr. Levy was the theatre manager.

so it looks like sometime between 1920 and 1923 this theater changed names from Center/Centre Street to Center.

criticman on November 14, 2005 at 4:37 pm

Okay Trentonians, the CYO occupies a building which was obviously a theater at some time in the past. Little has been done to hide that fact. A marquee still exists (although it now says CYO on top), even the parking lot is still intact. The address is 920 S. Broad Street. There was a long forgotten Bijou theater on South Broad, but nobody’s come forward with any information about it, and the address is not the same. If you know anything, I’d be curious to know.

hondo59 on March 30, 2006 at 6:54 am

The theater you are referring to is the Victory Theater. In fact, there is a Victory Florist across the street or around the corner. It is located on the same side of the street as the RKO BROAD but a half-a-block closer toward downtown. It was another small neighborhood theater that has been a Salvation Army thrift shop ever since I remember it.

teecee on May 29, 2006 at 12:30 pm

Listed on page 126 of the 1917 Trenton City Directory under “Moving Pictures”. Address is given as 422 Centre Street.

teecee on April 6, 2007 at 1:49 pm

According to The Times of Trenton article “Trenton’s Bijou days are bygone” 5/24/1993, the Centre was at 422 Centre Street and it is now Adams Rental. A web search finds http://www.adamsrental.com/ still an active business.

kencmcintyre on December 13, 2008 at 6:46 pm

From Boxoffice magazine, February 1955:

Nicholas Capone and Michael Fonde are now operating the Center in Trenton.

blakewb on October 22, 2011 at 9:20 am

See “Photos” for the October, 2011 photo that I just posted. This building currently houses a laundromat.

paul261226 on December 29, 2011 at 12:54 pm

the bijou is now a church & has been for several years——there is also a church on broad st in hamilton across from mcdonalds that used to be a theater to—does anybody know the name?

samgr on April 17, 2015 at 12:33 am

RKO Hamilton at S. Broad and Maddock. Sister to RKO Brunswick on Brunswick Ave near Circle, both built late 40s.

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