Warner Theatre

Harrison, NJ

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Warner Theatre

Built circa 1950 and served the community well as a second run house, the then parent company, RKO-Stanley Warner, gave up the lease on the Warner in the mid ‘70s. New tenants twinned the auditorium, crudely using little more than a plywood room divider. After twinning, projection, sound and sight lines all suffered and the Warner limped along before closing and being convertred to a senior center.

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teecee on September 10, 2006 at 4:08 am

Listed in the 1951, 1956 & 1970 Film Daily Yearbooks with 1086 seats.

teecee on September 11, 2006 at 3:24 pm

“We are also fortunate to have a Community Center located at the site of the former Warner Theater, offering the citizens of Harrison a variety of recreational activities.”
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the wording of this leads me to believe that the building was demolished.

teecee on September 11, 2006 at 3:27 pm

I believe that this is the address:
Harrison Community Center
401 Warren St
Harrison, NJ 07029-1707
(973) 268-2469

njsteve on January 2, 2007 at 11:00 am

The building still stands, they just renovated the interior. I saw many movies there before and after the split. The theater had a great balcony but was closed after the the two screens were installed.The divider was so poorly made that you could clearly hear the movie in the next theater.

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