Fox Theatre

Route 130,
Willingboro, NJ 08046

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Opened in March 1961 in what was then known as Levittown, NJ. Twinned in the 1970’s and torn down in the 1980’s. This was the first theater in South Jersey to have 70mm projection.

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smut666
smut666 on September 13, 2006 at 4:50 am

What a great theater. I saw Night Moves w/Gene Hackman in the Mid 70’s.
Does anybody have any pics?

FeverDog
FeverDog on March 17, 2008 at 10:39 pm

Was this that twinplex in a stripmall? I think this is where I saw Jason Takes Manhattan, a split shoebox not unlike the Eric Westmont twin. This was part of the Eric chain, yes?

Dustin
Dustin on July 21, 2008 at 9:31 am

FeverDog,

I believe the theatre you’re referring to is not even ½ a mile down the road from the Fox Theatre in Willingboro. The Eric theatre you’re talking about was in the former Village Mall which had a Caldor on one end (and before that it was a WoolCo) and an Acme Supermarket on the other. It’s now the home of the Grand Marketplace—http://www.thegrandmarketplace.com/—the pagoda on the entrance should look familiar!

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find an entry for the Eric Willingboro on this site!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 9, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Here is part of a December 1998 article in the Philadelphia Inquirer:

In Willingboro, the Fox is the First to Go

Motorists slowed near Levitt Parkway yesterday to watch the gaping jaw of a demolition crane raze the old Fox Theater – the first building to go down at the abandoned Willingboro Plaza. The eye-catching action was part of the long-anticipated demolition of the plaza.

“Finally,” Solicitor William J. Kearns said, summing up the feelings of township officials. “It’s good for the town, but it’s sad at the same time, if you know what I mean”.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 27, 2009 at 2:00 am

The Fox Theatre was designed by Philadelphia architect David Supowitz. It was opened on March 23, 1961, according to an article in Boxoffice Magazine’s issue of March 27.

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