Lorraine Theater

70 Bridge Avenue,
Bay Head, NJ 08742

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The Lorraine Theater Bayhead NJ

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The Lorraine Theatre was opened in 1917. Listed in the 1951 FDY, this theater has been a mall known as The Shopper’s Wharf since at least 1975. It was badly damaged in Superstorm Sandy and was demolished in November 2013.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 20, 2005 at 4:29 am

Listed in Film Daily Yearbook’s; 1941 300 seats, 1943 300 seats Closed, and 1950 with 300 seats.

teecee
teecee on March 2, 2006 at 3:18 am

Listed as a Walter Reade Theater in the 1970 Film Daily Yearbook.

teecee
teecee on March 2, 2006 at 4:44 am

Listed as part of Independent Theater Service, Inc. in the 1956 Film Daily Yearbook.

teecee
teecee on August 20, 2006 at 12:43 pm

The Sound of Music played here on 8/21/1968:
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jbleynes
jbleynes on December 5, 2014 at 11:24 am

The Lorraine Theater was built in 1917 by Albert C. Lewis, who also operated the Colonial Theater in Seaside Park. The buildings are very similar in design. After Lewis’s death, his widow Josephine and her second husband, Lee Newbury, operated these two theaters as well as six others on the Jersey Shore. It was purchased by the Walter Reade organization in 1965. I believe that the conversion to a shopping mall occurred around 1973, though I have not found a definitive date. Unfortunately, this building was damaged in Superstorm Sandy and razed in November 2013.

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