RKO Reade's Theatre

2 Woodbridge Avenue,
Highland Park, NJ 08904

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This theatre opened in 1926 and closed in 1961. It was located at Woodbridge Avenue and Sixth Street.

A small apartment complex (Highland House) now occupies the site.

Any additional information on this theatre would be greatly appreciated.

Contributed by tc

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 19, 2006 at 11:51 pm

Listed in Film Daily Yearbook’s:1941 & 1943 editions as the Park Theatre with a seating capacity of 1,367. By the time the 1950 edition of F.D.Y. was published it was known as the RKO Reade’s Theatre with a seating capacity of 1,053.

teecee
teecee on August 20, 2006 at 6:14 am

Thanks for the tip Ken.
The 1944 FDY also lists this theatre as the Park.

“According to the Highland Park Historical Society, the borough even "marginally supported ” a moviehouse from 1927 to the late 1950s. The 1,400-seat Block’s Park Theatre featured a fountain and an aquarium, and 20-cent matinees.“ extracted from
http://www.highlandparkchamber.com/about.html

teecee
teecee on August 20, 2006 at 6:31 am

Appears in the 1961 FDY under the RKO Theatres listing as the Park Theatre.

arcwell
arcwell on January 29, 2008 at 3:34 pm

Go to the Amazon website. Search the book title “highland park borough of homes”. You will see a reproduction of the book cover. Click on it to enlarge it, then click on it a second time to enlarge it further. You will see the RKO Park Theater.

teecee
teecee on March 19, 2010 at 2:56 pm

1933 program (movie on cover came out in Dec. 1932):

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