Fox Theatre

410 High Street,
Burlington, NJ 08016

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Previously operated by: Fox Theatres (Reading, PA)

Architects: David Supowitz

Previous Names: Auditorium Theatre

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Fox Theatre

Began its life in the 1920’s as the Auditorium Theatre and used mostly for live performances.

Remodeled by architect David Supowitz, it was later known as the Fox Theatre (as listed in the 1944 and 1945 Film Daily Yearbooks). Not listed in the 1951 FDY. Listed in the 1956 FDY without a seat total, which probably mean’t that it was closed.

Contributed by tc

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

hondo59 on March 3, 2006 at 6:56 am

It seems to me that it was on the SW corner of High Street and West Federal. Sadly, I think that it’s still a vacant lot.

DwarfDog on August 28, 2006 at 4:41 pm

I grew up exactly two short blocks from the High Theater…..I saw Ben-Hur eight times there, many Three Stooges movies and Lawrence of Arabia four times

It remains a vacant lot today in the Yorktown Area of Historic Burlington

I remember the Frank’s grape soda which was dispensed from a coin operated vending machine…..some weekdays in the summer, I would have the whole theater to myself

I attended shows from age 8-14….I remember it closing….The Fox theater was up High street at the site of the old Birch Opera house where Mercury still stands on a pedstal with the name Bich and the year….I’ll look next time I travel to visit relatives

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on January 29, 2007 at 5:10 am

The High Theatre was at 409 High St. It was across the street from the Auditorium Theatre (later the Fox) which was at 410 High St. They were not the same building.

kencmcintyre on January 26, 2009 at 7:02 pm

This is from Boxoffice magazine in May 1960:

The Burlington Drive-In may have to agree to stop showing “arty” films or it will lose its license. Residents have complained about the picture “Nudist’s Paradise”, which is about a nudist colony. Burlington’s mayor went to see the film “and was shocked…I couldn’t believe it”. Traffic jams have been reported in areas where cars can see the screen while driving by the theater.

A conference will be set with city council and the drive-in manager, Mrs. Ethel Olarchik of Trenton, who also manages the High Theater in the same town for Melvin Fox Enterprises.

TLSLOEWS on February 22, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Very old school looking.

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