Fine Arts Theater

51 Broad Street,
Elizabeth, NJ 07201

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Fine Arts Theater, Elizabeth, NJ

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Originally called the New Theater, by the time I got to see it, there was nothing new about it; dark and dingy and poorly maintained, it struggled along as a second run house in Elizabeth’s downtown.

I believe it was operated by Redstone/General Amusements until 1960 or so, then had a brief go at being an art house operated by Dick Nathan around 1961 or 1962.

Last time I saw the building, it was in use as a dollar store.

Contributed by jimmyt

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KenRoe
KenRoe on August 20, 2006 at 3:34 am

Listed as the New Theater in the Film Daily Yearbook:1941 edition with a seating capacity of 900. By the 1950 edition of F.D.Y. it is still the New Theater, 51 Broad Street with seating given as 700.

An internet search of 51 Broad Street brings up the current occupants as Bobby’s Department Store.

teecee
teecee on August 20, 2006 at 9:30 am

Still listed as the New Theater in the 1956 FDY. Can’t find it in the 1961 edition.

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