Edge Moor Theater

Governor Prinz Boulevard,
Wilmington, DE 19801

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The Edge Moor Theater opened November 26, 1941. In the early-1960’s the operator was Brandt Theaters. It was closed October 12, 1980 with “Mother’s Day”. In the early-1980’s it became a Church for All People. It was demolished in early-1987, to build a freeway interchange.

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cinebob on August 6, 2011 at 8:45 pm

This is where my mom took me and my cousin to see JAWS in the summer of ‘75 when i was 10 yrs. old. I don’t remember much about the theater other than it was a matinee, crowded and had very soft comfortable seats.

JimLodge1_ on January 28, 2012 at 9:24 am

My next door nighbors operated the Edge Moor Theater, They also owned and operated the Spring Lake Recreation center in Glenn Mills PA. I lost track of the Family, but thier name was Cadone (sp) I still live in Wilmington, DE. JL

ronnie21 on March 4, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Richard Pryor Live in Concert played here for weeks in Spring of 1979…

ronnie21 on September 2, 2012 at 12:18 pm

last movie to show here was “Mother’s Day” a nasty brutal horror movie that was actually unrated.. October of 1980.. think theater closed october 12th..

ronnie21 on September 2, 2012 at 12:20 pm


ronnie21 on February 4, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Theater shown mostly the current crop of horror films that came through town in 1980.. among them Don’t go in the house. The shining. Friday the 13th, Zombie. He knows your alone. Silent Scream. and Prom Night.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 25, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Articles about the opening of the Edge Moor Theatre appeared in the Wilmington Sunday Morning Star of November 30, 1941. The new house had opened the previous Wednesday. One article reveals that the Edge Moor Theatre was designed by architect Armand de Cortieux Carroll.

ronnie21 on July 7, 2013 at 4:08 pm

wow, saw that article and it showed the screen room with the seats. I wonder how much run down it looked in it’s last year 1980, which it shown horror movies only.. If anyone can find any photos from 78-80 that would be cool..

ronnie21 on March 10, 2014 at 9:11 pm

It closed oct 12th 1980, but not much else is known except for that it was turned into a church for all people, but when? by 1987 it was demolished. I wonder how long the church lasted from ?? and would love to see some recent photos from the late 70’s for the theater..

ronnie21 on November 25, 2014 at 9:30 am

It closed on October 12th, 1980! The last movie was “Mother’s Day”. It was a Sunday. Last showing was at 9:15 pm.

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