Orient Theatre

650 Ocean Avenue,
Jersey City, NJ 07305

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Listed in the 1944, 1945, 1951 and 1956 Film Daily Yearbooks.

Any additional information on this theatre would be greatly appreciated.

Contributed by tc

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NannyDeb
NannyDeb on September 7, 2009 at 12:25 pm

This is the theatre that is the one I remember was across the street from where my aunt lived on Ocean Avenue. This is the one that she saw Frank Sinatra in and I think Elvis. Boy this was many years ago. This really shows my age!!!!

spectrum
spectrum on March 24, 2010 at 3:13 pm

The building still exists. From street level photos, it looks like a late 1920s construction – typical neighborhood theatre. The marquee is wrapped with a banner proclaiming “Our Lady of Sorrows Church” with a street number of 654. But there is painted plywood across the entrance with padlocks. Looks like the church has closed down or moved, but the building is still intact, and presumably also the interior.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on August 10, 2013 at 11:52 am

The Rudolph Wurlitzer Company installed a tiny pipe organ, style 108 (3 ranks) opus 700 in the Orient Theatre, in September 1923.

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