Empire Theatre

265 Washington Street,
Newark, NJ 07102

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Empire Theatre

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Built in 1912, the Empire Theatre served as a vaudeville theatre, opera house and movie theatre at different times. But it is remembered most for burlesque. It operated as a burlesque from the 1930’s until February 14, 1957, when the city shut it down for good.

A year later the building was razed for a parking lot. Today a bank sits on the site.

Contributed by tc

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teecee
teecee on July 8, 2007 at 5:04 am

old postcards. Note that 2 are nearly identical but one lists the name as the Schubert

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teecee
teecee on July 10, 2007 at 2:25 pm

lots of photos/ads here:
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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 25, 2010 at 5:53 am

Miner’s Empire Theatre was designed jointly by George Keister and the firm of McMurray & Pulis.

teecee
teecee on March 19, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Old program (note reference to “57”, this was neer the theater’s end):

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