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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KenRoe
KenRoe 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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 29, 2008 at 4:22 pm

The same book and photo mentioned in the comment above can be found on this site. The RKO Park Theater is in the lower right corner.

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

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

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