Victory Theatre

589 Avenue C,
Bayonne, NJ 07002

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Victory Theatre

The Bayonne Opera House was opened in 1907. It was eventually renamed the Victory Theatre when it became a cinema. The Victory Theatre was listed as open in the 1951 Film Daily Yearbook but had definitely closed by the mid-1970’s at the latest, it was demolished around 1980.

In the attached link, photo #62 (midway down the leftmost column) shows an old postcard from 1909.

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teecee on August 4, 2005 at 11:57 pm

A Wurlitzer organ (opus 66) was installed in the Opera House on 8/23/1915.

teecee on November 19, 2005 at 1:11 am

This looks like the same building from 1907:
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teecee on March 5, 2006 at 9:01 am

Listed in the 1944 FDY. Listed in the 1956 FDY with no seat total, possibly closed.

Site of the Bayonne Dance marathon in 1932 (as the Opera House)

ayonnebay on February 12, 2007 at 6:39 am

1907 theater photo link in earlier comment is not the Opera House, but a different theater altogether, at a different location in Bayonne, NJ.

BayonneGirl on September 26, 2008 at 11:48 am

Daniel J. Murphy was the contractor in charge of the construction of the Bayonne Opera House.

kencmcintyre on July 31, 2009 at 7:37 am

From the Army’s Weekly Yank, dated 11/5/43:

The Victory theater in Bayonne, N.J. is cutting out films and going on a two-a-day vaudeville basis.

kencmcintyre on July 31, 2009 at 7:42 am

Well, they were far away from the wives. What do you expect?

Orlando on October 6, 2016 at 4:50 am

This theatre was demolished over 25 years ago, I was in Bayonne yesterday and it is now a full block Shop-Rite with underground parking! Time to change the heading.

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