Carlton Theatre

11 N. Main Street,
Pleasantville, NJ 08232

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Carlton Theater

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The Hubin’s Theatre was opened in 1912. In 1929 it was renamed Carlton Theatre and was taken over by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. In the 1950’s many local kids called it the “bug house”. The Carlton Theatre was closed in 1955.

Contributed by Herbert Niewender

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 14, 2009 at 12:56 am

I didn’t know about this one. I think if it was still open in the sixties I would have gone there, or at least heard of it. It looks like it was near the intersection of Main and Washington. Smaller than the Rialto, I think, if you compare the seat counts.

Crazy Bob Madara
Crazy Bob Madara on September 28, 2009 at 4:18 pm

It was before my time, but the building was still there in the 70’s. It was accross the street a little from the Rialto. I think that it was a liquior store?

gaspenberg
gaspenberg on October 28, 2009 at 2:45 am

I went to the Carlton before it closed. They featured low-budget westerns, at least at the kids' matinees. At one point, probably early ‘50’s, they put up a sign saying they were closing for renovations, but never reopened. — There was also a Park Theater in Pleasantville on South Main Street near Frambes Ave, which was converted into a Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 13, 2010 at 12:49 pm

I guess it was a closed building for a while, with no clue that it was a theater. Too bad I missed that one.

gaspenberg
gaspenberg on May 13, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Specifically, the Rialto was south of Washington Ave, next to (south) of the Mainland Bank, which was on the corner of Main & Wash. The Carlton was north of Washington on the opposite side of Main St. The liquor store (which is still there) is a couple doors further north.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 13, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Right, because directly across from the Rialto is a cemetery that has been there for as long as I can remember.

gaspenberg
gaspenberg on May 13, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Sorry Ken. The Rialto was on Main Street. The cemeteries are several blocks west out Washington Ave. I still get down to P'ville regularly to visit family.

mikehorton
mikehorton on September 15, 2010 at 3:18 pm

I left P'Ville in 1958 and the Carlton had been closed for several years by then. We kids used to use the old projection room as a hangout.

brooklynfilm
brooklynfilm on February 8, 2014 at 9:58 pm

Great photo! As late as 2001 or so it was a photo studio, with original ceiling and offices above the box office area.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on September 17, 2017 at 11:54 pm

Opened by Frank B. Hubin in 1912 for $25,000 as a silent photoplay house, the city directory listed it at 7 North Main Street in Pleasantville . The 625-seat cinema was renamed the Carlton Theatre in 1929 and would became a Warner house.

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