Queen Anne Theater

44 Queen Anne Road,
Bogota, NJ 07603

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Queen Anne Theater

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The Queen Anne Theater was opened in May 1928. Still listed in the 1951 FDY, this theater was showing porn in the 1980’s before it closed. The auditorium section of the building is currently vacant, the foyer is in use as a dry cleaning business.

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Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on December 4, 2008 at 3:36 pm

I finally saw the side wall of the Queen Anne today, after all these years.

When it was still an art house in 1969, two days before Apollo XI landed on the moon, the Queen Anne was showing this Oscar-winning class act. I don’t think I agree with what it says in the small print on the bottom, though:

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Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on December 4, 2008 at 4:55 pm

Even back in 1961, the Queen Anne showed Adults Only fare:

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on December 4, 2008 at 7:23 pm

“Adults Only fare”?

Were they being exploitative? Breathless was Godard’s legendary first film, for those who don’t know, and one of the classics of the French New Wave cinema.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 4, 2008 at 7:34 pm

I think so. This was before the ratings system came into effect in the later 1960’s and porn broke out into the mainstream.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on December 4, 2008 at 7:35 pm

I’d say they were being exploitative. The Adults Only tag sure looks enticing and probably lured many people into the theater, especially back in 1961. I’m surprised the ad for “La Dolce Vita” at the Bellevue didn’t use it also.

Talking about exploitative: check out this one for “Birth of Triplets” in 1969:

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“You’ll Gasp – You’ll Wince – You’ll Shudder”. I can’t tell ya how much I miss movie ads like this.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on December 4, 2008 at 7:45 pm

I’m wondering if the co-feature No Greater Sin was the 1941 film about the ‘scourge of syphilis.’ If so, that would make it 28 years old at the time of this showing.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on December 4, 2008 at 7:53 pm

Gerald, I think you’re right. At least that’s the only film with that title I could find on the Internet Movie Database. As for “Birth of Triplets”, that didn’t show up on there at all!

The “Never on Sunday” ad in “61 also has an Adult tag (… "PLEASE! Don’t Bring Children!”)

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 5, 2008 at 9:15 am

Here is the current occupant:

Company: Rainbow Cleaners
Address: 42-44 Queen Anne Rd. Bogota, NJ 07603 Map
Contact: Ara Toutounjian P: 201-488-1822 F: 201-457-1444

Matthew Prigge
Matthew Prigge on November 12, 2012 at 6:50 pm

If anyone has any stories about going to/ working at this threatre in its adult days, I would love to hear them. I am chronicling the histories of adult theatres in the US. Please contact me at Thanks!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 22, 2013 at 1:39 pm

The “New Theaters” column of the May 17, 1928, issue of The Film Daily ran a brief announcement saying that the Queen Anne Theatre in Bogota, New Jersey, had opened.

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