Stacy Theater

142 E. State Street,
Trenton, NJ 08608

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Stacy Theater Trenton NJ

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Listed in the 1951 FDY as operating.

MikeH’s post from the Trenton Strand captures some of its history:

“Dad also had the Stacy Theatre on State Street directly across from the Mayfair. The Stacy housed the offices of Associated until it burned in the 60s. It was larger than the Mayfair (guessing 1200 seats) and much older. It was our "B”-first-run and played the lower half of the Universal product (Frankenstein, Abbot & Costello, etc.) and mainly action stuff like “Robin Hood” and the like. It was definitely my favorite theatre and was where I caught the movie-business fever that served me so well during my working life.

Both the Mayfair and Stacy had balconies".

Contributed by tc

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

teecee
teecee on July 6, 2005 at 3:05 am

This theater was originally designed for motion pictures.
It is not listed in the 1920 Trenton City directory.
trentonhistory.org

teecee
teecee on September 18, 2005 at 6:26 am

Listed in the 1951 FDY as an art theater, one of only 2 in NJ.

hondo59
hondo59 on March 30, 2006 at 7:02 am

The Mayfair and Stacy pretty much faced each other on State Street. The Stacy suffered a fire and was razed in the late fifties. A fastfood restaurant, Ginos ( now closed), occupies the lot.

teecee
teecee on May 29, 2006 at 1:04 pm

Listed as the Princess Theatre at 142 E. State on page 126 of the 1917 Trenton City Directory under “Moving Pictures”.

teecee
teecee on May 29, 2006 at 1:11 pm

By the 1925 Trenton City Directory, the theatre was listed as the Stacy at 142 E. State (note that the “other” Princess in Trenton is also listed in this directory, however without an address).

rivest266
rivest266 on October 1, 2011 at 10:35 am

This opened on October 6th, 1923 as “The Jewel-Box Home of the Photoplay”. Grand opening ad in the photo section for this theatre.

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