Historic Blairstown Theatre

30 Main Street,
Blairstown, NJ 07825

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Nous Theatre

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This local theatre in Blairstown opened in 1913, and showed movies until the 1960’s, when competition from television and suburban theatres shut down the place. It wasn’t until 2000-2001 that Dirk Swaneveld Sr., who used to be my teacher at North Warren before going to Warren Vo-Tech and now Belvidere as principal, rejuvenated the place as a performing arts center with live performances such as “Grease”, “Oliver”, and other shows featuring young and talented performers during the summer months when they were off from school or college.

A few years later, the theatre was repainted blue and renamed the Nous Theatre. In 2001, my old neighbor Tim Schuster worked as an usher at this theatre, which will show various plays and musicals this summer in hopes to attract crowds and make money to the town and the NJ Performing Arts.

It was renamed Historic Blairstown Theatre in 2012.

Contributed by Justin Fencsak

Recent comments (view all 33 comments)

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 8, 2009 at 3:55 pm

I thought he died in an airplane crash in 1959.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 8, 2009 at 4:00 pm

My mistake, it’s richie havens.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 8, 2009 at 4:06 pm

I’m disappointed to hear that. I would have paid good money to see a guy that’s been dead for 50 years perform again. LOL

HAMMER77777
HAMMER77777 on October 31, 2010 at 3:17 pm

THE PLACE DOESNT LOOK OPEN TO ME..I LIVE IN BLAIRSTOWN

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 15, 2011 at 4:00 am

This theater will soon open under new ownership, according to the Blairstown fan page on Facebook.

teecee
teecee on May 8, 2011 at 6:02 am

View link
Reopening on 5/13/11

small photo at this link:

http://www.northjerseymusic.com/venues/329

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 8, 2011 at 6:04 am

Should be great……

teecee
teecee on May 8, 2011 at 6:05 am

Forgot this important link – the new home page for the theater
(from the print version of the article – can’t find this webpage via a Google search)
http://wwww.thehbt.com/

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on September 14, 2012 at 10:23 pm

This article indicates that the theater reopened in 2011 as the Historic Blairstown Theatre in 2011, its current name, and that it opened in 1913 as Roy’s Hall and showed silent movies. Its website indicates that it is now a performing arts venue.

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