Oxford Theatre

Stevens Avenue,
Little Falls, NJ 07424

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Oxford Theatre

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On 11/26/1927 a Wurlitzer organ (opus 1798) was installed and the Oxford Theatre opened on February 24, 1928. The opening program was “Dress Parade” with William Boyd and Bessie Love, a newsreel, and an Our Gang comedy. The 1,542 seat theatre, refered to as one of the foremost playhouses in the East, was built in the Spanish style and featured a full stage and facilities.

The Oxford Theatre was listed as operating in the 1951 Film Daily Yearbook, and was later closed. It was demolished in October 1964, and at that time was part of the Stanley-Warner chain.

Contributed by tc, Don Hirsch

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teecee
teecee on March 2, 2006 at 12:19 pm

Listed in the 1944 FDY as part of Warner Bros. Listed as part of Stanley Warner Corp. in the 1961 Film Daily Yearbook.

Nellie711
Nellie711 on July 23, 2007 at 6:34 pm

My Mom went to this theater as a young girl. At the time they would give photos of the stars to everyone as well as a listing of who was in the movie they were about to see. She kept all of them and placed them into a scrapbook which I still have. She told me today that she used to pay 5 cents to see the movie and really missed it when she had to move away.

DonHirsch
DonHirsch on July 24, 2007 at 2:33 pm

Nellie,
Do you have any photos of the theatre?

Nellie711
Nellie711 on July 24, 2007 at 3:07 pm

No, I don’t but if I find any I will be sure to post them.

DonHirsch
DonHirsch on November 23, 2009 at 1:14 am

TC, I have some new information on the Oxford. How do I pass it along?

DonHirsch
DonHirsch on November 23, 2009 at 12:22 pm

The Oxford Theater opened on February 24, 1928 showcasing “Dress Parade” with William Boyd and Bessie Love, a newsreel, and an “Our Gang” comedy. The 1200 seat theater, refered to as one of the foremost playhouses in the East, was built in the Spanish style and featured a full stage and Wurlitzer organ specially adapted for silent motion pictures. The theater was demolished in October, 1964 and at the time was part of the Stanley Warner chain.

Source:Little Falls (NJ) Historical Society

DonHirsch
DonHirsch on November 25, 2009 at 2:57 pm

TC, Can you adjust the seating from 998 to 1200?

Nice job of combing the two listings!

Daisydoodler
Daisydoodler on July 3, 2013 at 8:43 pm

My father went to this theater as a child. He was born in 1928. I have a wooden ruler from the theater. The Saturday matinee printed in the ruler is episode 1 of “King of the Royal Mounted”. Also, “When the Dalton’s Rode”.

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