Globe Theatre

Boardwalk & St. Charles Place,
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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Opened as a vaudeville house in 1913, located on the Boardwalk at St. Charles Place. In 1926 it became the first theatre in the city to install Vitaphone for sound when Warner Brothers released its first sound film, Don Juan. In 1928 when the Warner Theatre opened, it turned into a burlesque house and remained as such until it closed in the 1960’s.

Any additional information on this theatre would be greatly appreciated.

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spectrum
spectrum on September 29, 2007 at 7:34 pm

According to Craig Morrison’s book “Theaters”, this was originally built in 1913, Magaziner & Potter architects. Originally the New Nixon Theatre. 2,227 seats, but (according to Marquee, 1980, v. 1), reduced to 1,400 upon conversion to movies in 1926. Had burlesque in 30’s.

nonsportsnut
nonsportsnut on October 7, 2007 at 9:37 pm

There used to be a great group of posts here, but I guess an internet glich wiped thm out. Hopefully, the automatic email system will forward this poet to the former posters, and they will re-post.
I’m a Three Stooges researcher, who finally found out what happened to Burlesque dancer & talking woman Dorothy DeHaven, who was in the Stooge’s 1946 short “Three Little Pirates”.
I have been searching for information about the Globe, and the filming of a Burlesque ahow there in 1961, called “Scanty Panties”. It starred Virginia “Ding Dong” Bell, Billy “Cheese and Crackers” Hagan, Maxie Furman and Alma Maiben, among others.
Anyone with ANY information, please email me at Thanks,
Frank Reighter

james1940
james1940 on June 2, 2009 at 4:49 pm

my mother was a burlesque dancer there in the 1940’s,she went by the stage name nancy payne, i have a 1940 photo of a group of dancers outside the theatre. i am trying to find any info regarding her, i am her son, she died when i was very young, i have a whole suitcase full of photos from there actually. any info of her please me at …thanks james ryan

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 20, 2009 at 11:45 pm

The Globe theater sign can be seen in this photo:
http://tinyurl.com/ykct24

edblank
edblank on October 12, 2009 at 10:14 pm

Can anyone pinpoint for me, please, which of the two corners this was on? Did it face the ocean or was it on St. Charles Place?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 22, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Here is another photo, taken after a fire on the boardwalk:
http://tinyurl.com/ya8robq

InesitadaSilva
InesitadaSilva on January 29, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Many thanks residents for the above URLs and informative posts. I’d like to share with site visitors a web page regarding one European (actually German) vaudeville act called the Six Rockets that passed through Atlantic City on a couple of occasions. The page here: View link links up many vintage photos from the Act’s two visits there, although sadly none are from inside any theatre itself and rather reveals what an act was up to when not on the stage.

However, I would like to take this opportunity to enquire whether CT readers may know whether some theatres more than others among Atlantic City’s vaudeville houses may have hosted German or European acts (if that’s a possibility at all). A number of the city’s residents claimed German ancestry, so would some houses like the Globe perhaps have catered rather more for the German speaking community? From the German Programm that the girls can be seen reading here: View link it would appear so.

Any suggestions or thoughts are more than welcome. Thank you very much in advance and I trust this post is useful to visitors.

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