King and Queen Theatre

907 S. Chapel Street,
Newark, DE 19713

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Opened November 3, 1971, this was the theatre that I would go to when I was growing up in the late-1970’s into the early-1990’s. It was located in the Castle Mall (which is also now demolished- it had an A & P and a K-Mart as it’s anchor stores).

As a kid, I saw “Superman: The Movie”, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”, “Grease” and “Heaven Can Wait” there. It was always busy, especially for a second-run theatre. Later on, they converted it into a dollar theatre, which was great for a high school/college student on a budget.

The theatre closed in the mid-1990’s and then the entire mall was torn town in the mid-1990’s after part of the roof collapsed after a big snowfall. My sister used to work there and I have many movie posters (some quite valuable now) that she gave to me when the movie left the theatre.

Contributed by Craig Forte

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rivest266
rivest266 on May 16, 2016 at 3:32 pm

This opened on November 3rd, 1971. Its grand opening ad is in the photo section.

notthatold
notthatold on November 12, 2016 at 8:04 pm

This was the sister theater to the Triangle Mall Theaters.

A Food Lion grocery store and a small strip shopping center now sits at the theater’s location. A BJ’s Wholesale Club sits in the location of the KMart.

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