Fulton Theatre

125 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive,
Jersey City, NJ 07305

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Fulton

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Listed in the 1943 Film Daily Yearbook as part of the Skouras Theatres Corp. chain, the 1951 FDY and the 1961 FDY (as part of the Snaper Circuit). The address at the time was 125 Jackson Avenue.

Any additional information on this theater would be greatly appreciated.

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teecee
teecee on March 11, 2006 at 1:28 am

1942 ad (see bottom left corner), courtesy of Bill Huelbig:
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teecee
teecee on March 11, 2006 at 1:47 am

1959 ad (center top) courtesy of Bill Huelbig:
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RichMulv
RichMulv on April 27, 2007 at 6:04 pm

This theater was closed in 1962 and demolished several years later.I remember going there on Saturday afternoons to see kiddie shows with 21 cartoons. Later the management resorted to showing three films for the price of one, showing mostly horror films. The crowds were big but a bad element started coming to the theater and the police had to be called a number of times to restore order. A later new management took over and tried to re-establish it as a traditonal movie house. Business was not good and the theater had to close.The theater had an attractive marquee that when lite would lite up an entire square block bringing life to the neighborhood. There were about 1000 seats in the ochestra and around 700 in the balcony. Only second run films were shown making it difficult for this theater to compete with the larger movie palaces located on Journal Square in Jersey City NJ. I worked there as an usher for about 2 years in my teen years. It was fun.

iatse311
iatse311 on May 12, 2008 at 6:23 pm

could this be jfk blvd…i think it used to be called jackson

iatse311
iatse311 on May 12, 2008 at 6:35 pm

oops, mlk blvd is jackson

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on May 12, 2008 at 7:14 pm

The Fulton Theatre is listed in the 1926 Film Daily Year Book, with 2,200 seats. At that time, the population of Jersey City was reported to be 315,280. Largest Jersey City theatre listed was the State, with 2,500 seats. Fulton was second largest, followed by the Central with 2,170. Stanley and Loew’s Jersey, of course, were still in the future.

GDellaFa
GDellaFa on January 6, 2012 at 12:47 am

I lived one short block from this theatre when I was a kid. I remember it when it was abandoned and when it was razed. Does anyone have any photos of theatre? Interior or exterior?

countup
countup on September 4, 2012 at 9:02 pm

i remember people being thrown off the balcony

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