Mindlin's Playhouse

982 Broad Street,
Newark, NJ 07102

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 3, 2013 at 1:39 am

A couple of decent photos of Mindlin’s Playhouse can be seen in the October 25, 1930, issue of Exhibitors Herald-World. The foyer is pictured at the bottom of this page, and the auditorium at the bottom of this page. The captions indicate that the house was designed by Michael and Beatrice Mindlin, the owners of the theater. The Motion Picture Times article I linked to in my previous comment says only that Beatrice Mindlin created the furniture and designed the decorations. I can find nothing else on the Internet indicating that Michael Mindlin was an architect.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 26, 2012 at 5:36 am

Boxoffice predecessor Motion Picture Times published an illustrated two-page article about Michael Mindlin’s new theater in Newark, in its issue of June 3, 1930.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on December 14, 2007 at 2:14 pm

Here’s a view of the Playhouse’s intimate auditorium, copied from murky microfilm of a 1930 trade journal. The ceiling came to a near peak at the center: www.i8.photobucket.com/albums/a18/Warrengwhiz/mindlin30.jpg

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 22, 2006 at 7:28 am

It is listed in the Film Daily Yearbook;1950 edition as the Carlton Theatre with 420 seats.