Alhambra Theater

775 North Main Street,
Waterbury, CT

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This was a classic single screen movie house, opened in 1912.

The Alhambra Theater has been closed since 1957, and is now used as an outreach center.

Contributed by Roger Katz

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William
William on November 19, 2003 at 11:53 pm

The Alhambra Theatre seated 499 people.

anexwaterburian
anexwaterburian on August 15, 2005 at 12:18 am

The Alhambra Theater, owned by B.E. Hausdorf, was built at 733 North Main St. in 1912. This vaudeville and movie house closed in 1957 and later became New Opportunities for Waterbury, Inc.

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on August 17, 2005 at 5:43 pm

I was in Waterbury on Monday and decided to visit every listed Waterbury movie theater, living or deceased. This one was in a strange feeling neighborhood on North Main not too far from downtown, but up a steep hill near abandoned houses, buildings and businesses. The sign in front on the building says it’s open 2 days a week. It must have been a neighborhood movie house because from the side, it’s pretty plain. The “Alhambra” name was in perfect condition in the frieze at the top of the building. I could make it out perfectly!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 26, 2013 at 3:28 am

Thomas M. Freney was the architect of the Alhambra Theatre, according to his mini-biography in a history of Waterbury published in 1918. A native of Waterbury, Freney studied architecture at the Drexel Institute in Philadelphia and established his practice in 1900.

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