American Theatre

667 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard,
Trenton, NJ 08618

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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 Theatre on Parkway Avenue. A bicycler would carry the reels between the Rialto Theatre and the American Theatre. I suspect that the owners of the two theatres only paid for the presentation at the Rialto Theatre. The booth in the American Theatre remained and was used as the office for the little theatre. The American Theatre was not used as a theatre after the 1940’s.

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 6:43 pm

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 8:41 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

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on April 21, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Appears to be demolished now.

This was listed as the Cozy Corner Theatre in the 1914/15 AMPD.

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