Majestic Theater

586 Roosevelt Avenue,
Carteret, NJ 07008

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teecee
teecee on January 20, 2008 at 12:11 pm

see this post from the Ritz in Carteret:

It made its first appearance in Film Daily Year Books in the 1932 edition. The 1931 edition lists three theatres for Carteret— the Majestic with 500 seats, and two with no further information beyond the names of Burkley and Crescent. I suspect that the Burkley became the Ritz. The 1932 FDYB lists both the Majestic and Crescent as closed, and has nothing about the Burkley. I also wonder if “Burkley” is the correct spelling.
posted by Warren on Jun 10, 2007 at 1:58pm

teecee
teecee on November 3, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Photo on the front page of today’s Star Ledger. http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/11/poverty_rate_grows_in_njs_blue.html

teecee
teecee on November 3, 2011 at 5:08 pm

A search of Google street view puts the building at 586 Roosevelt. The photo is much nicer than that of the Ledger, leading one to believe that this building is in rapid decline.

walterk
walterk on October 30, 2013 at 8:35 pm

The Majestic was listed in the 1927 Film Daily Yearbook with a seating capacity of 450. It was owned and operated by Maurice Spewak, who also ran the Ritz and Crescent. It never converted to talkies and my father (who would be 94 if he were still around) remembered it closing when he was a kid. Spewak btw lived in the house to the left of the theater. The entrance may look a little trashed, but the theatre itself was converted at least in part to living space several decades back, the entrance around the corner on Charles St. If you go to 586 Roosevelt Avenue on google maps, enter the street mode and go around the corner (to the left of the Majestic) onto Charles St a short distance, you can see the far back end of the theatre and conversion.

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