Fox Theater

48 Main Street,
Mount Holly, NJ 08060

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Listed in various Film Daily Yearbooks from 1944 through 1970.

Any additional information on this theater would be greatly appreciated.

Contributed by tc

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RickB
RickB on March 2, 2006 at 1:42 pm

Having some trouble placing this…my memory is not coming up with a Main Street in Mount Holly, and map sites want to put you in the nearby village of Rancocas, which I doubt was ever big enough to support any theater, let alone a 1000-seater. I did find a historical page says that High Street was sometimes called Main Street, so maybe that’s where this one was. The theater I think I remember in Mount Holly was called the Mount Holly Theater and was on the odd-numbered side of Washington Street; it lasted into the ‘70s or maybe the '80s with movies, then was taken over by an outfit called CenterStage that presented live theater for a while before running into financial trouble.

teecee
teecee on March 3, 2006 at 2:43 pm

Most likely they are the same theater. The 1951 FDY lists both, with no address for the Mt. Holly. The 1956 FDY lists the Fox with no address and the Mt. Holly at 48 Main Street. The 1970 FDY lists the Mt. Holly theater under the Fox Theatres corporate listing.

teecee
teecee on March 10, 2006 at 5:40 am

Here is a 1940s postcard of the Mt. Holly Theatre:
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thx1164
thx1164 on May 21, 2006 at 2:32 pm

I know a former Projectionist from this Theater. Calvin Thompson. He is a very avid Disney memorabilia collector and one heack of a Disney Artist. Talk about passion for film. Calvin was and still is tops.

teecee
teecee on June 28, 2006 at 2:53 pm

This theatre is NOT the Mt. Holly Theatre. Originally built in 1907 as the Mt. Holly Opera House. Remodeled by JB Fox and renamed Fox Theatre. Reopened on 9/23/1929. Yes, it had close to 1000 seats, including 209 in the balcony.

Images of America: South Jersey Movie Houses, page 40.

DwarfDog
DwarfDog on August 28, 2006 at 4:45 pm

This theater structure still stands but has been adaptivly reused

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