American Theatre

667 Princeton Avenue (Martin Luther King Boulevard),
Trenton, NJ 08638

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This was a small theatre on Princeton Avenue. The interesting thing is that the theatre seemed to be related to the Rialto on Parkway Avenue. A bicycler would carry the reels between the Rialto and the American. I suspect that the owners of the two theatres only paid for the presentation at the Rialto. The booth in the American remained and was used as the office for the little theatre. The American was not used as a theatre after the 1940s.

The little theatre became a Tracy’s Five and Dime store. It was very crowded with merchandise and narrow aisles. The store retained the sloping theatre floor.

Contributed by Wesley Stillwagon

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teecee on June 29, 2007 at 10:43 am

located at 667 Princeton Avenue per the 1920 Trenton City Directory located at this link:

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kencmcintyre on November 16, 2007 at 12:41 pm

As much as it hurts me to make toxic waste jokes, being from South Jersey, it looks like 667 MLK Boulevard is now part of a remediation program:

Mercer County
Grantee: Trenton City
Date Closed: 8/9/1995
Amount: $3,830
Contact: Karen Waldon
Phone: (609)989-3603
Address: 667 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Description: Preliminary Assessment and Site Investigation

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