Warren Theatre

2015 Boardwalk,
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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samiam on June 23, 2018 at 7:28 am

I have two original seats from the Atlantic City Warner Theatre. There are two figures in Moorish-style clothing depicted in the cast iron seat sides. Based on what I’ve seen in old photos, those seats were originally painted with different colors for contrasting details, but at some point they were repainted a uniform brown (no doubt to save money.) I’m considering repainting, but only if I can identify the original color scheme (all photos I’ve found of the AC Warner seats are b&w.) Does anyone know what the original colors were for my seats? Thanks.

Cinerama on February 23, 2017 at 7:39 am

Strange that I see articles in July 1960 that also mention its going to be razed in the fall 1960.

Cinerama on February 23, 2017 at 4:26 am

Never mind, I found an article that says Windjammer will start on July 29, 1960 at the Warren.

Cinerama on February 22, 2017 at 12:51 pm

There was a mention that in the summer of 1959 or 1960 Windjammer played in Cinemiracle at the Warren. I can’t find any ads for this. All I see are ads for live shows during those two summers. In late 1960 the interior was demolished.

kencmcintyre on May 5, 2010 at 7:20 pm

The marquee can be seen in this 1941 photo:

kencmcintyre on April 28, 2010 at 6:22 pm

You can see the marquee in this postcard:

kencmcintyre on June 16, 2009 at 11:16 pm

The Warner was a hot dog place in the 1980s called Boardwalk Rogers:

kencmcintyre on December 19, 2008 at 3:53 pm

What is behind the facade now? Nothing, or part of the casino?

Roloff on December 19, 2008 at 3:48 pm

A better, hi-res scan of the postcard showing the interior can be seen in my flickr stream: View link
As my card wasn’t posted, I can’t say from when it was, but I bet the photo was taken around the opening as is so often the case with postcards promoting a theater.

Crazy Bob Madara
Crazy Bob Madara on September 4, 2008 at 3:10 pm

In 1971, The Steel pier Music Hall had Simplex E-7 projectors & Ashcraft Super High arc lamps. Hall & Connell spot lights. The screen was on a “fly”. The two man projection shift operators were Ed Oliver, & Goerge Innis.

In the Casino Theatre, were a pair of Simplex XL projectors & Peerless Magnarc carbon arc lamps. The operators were Lou Glendenon, & Frank Bernato. I probably messed up their names.

Behind the Casino projection booth was a room with metal letters that ran on a convayor belt. They brushed against electified feelers for the giant marquee chaser sign.

veyoung52 on May 30, 2008 at 1:12 pm

Thanks, Warren, for posting that.

kencmcintyre on May 30, 2008 at 8:33 am

Same thing in Los Angeles. The downtown Warner was the Warren in the seventies.

BobFurmanek on May 28, 2008 at 6:12 am

Yes, there are lots of changes in Atlantic City. Most of the old, grand buildings on the boardwalk are gone.

kencmcintyre on May 27, 2008 at 5:55 pm

There’s an IMAX over on the walk, which is a batch of stores close to Columbus Park. That area looks like a huge shopping mall. My former school at South Carolina and Pacific is now a Marriott hotel.

edblank on May 27, 2008 at 5:21 pm

Ken, Any interesting changes in Atlantic City? Is there a functioning moviehouse of any kind within a mile or two of the area where the many Boardwalk and Atlantic Avenue theaters used to be?

kencmcintyre on May 21, 2008 at 7:00 pm

I’m not sure about the eligibility. The theaters were part of the amusement pier and never really had their own identity. We had this discussion a while ago about the theater on the Queen Mary. I will take some pictures if I get over that way, though.

edblank on May 21, 2008 at 6:54 pm

Ken, Sure would appreciate it if you’d take a photo of what’s left of Steel Pier and open the blog on Steel Pier with it. I’m sure many of us would like to contribute to that link. It had three moviehouses within it(though only two were used for films during the second part of the 20th Century), so it should be eligible. – Ed Blank

kencmcintyre on May 21, 2008 at 6:47 pm

I’m going back to Atlantic City this weekend. I would take some pictures but offhand I can’t recall any theaters that are still standing. Even the Warner is down to a facade.

veyoung52 on May 21, 2008 at 10:29 am

Thanks, all. Saved me a trip to the A.C. library.

veyoung52 on May 21, 2008 at 7:10 am

Thanks, when I’m in AC I’ll check the AC “Press” for the time period I was there and see if the address in the ad matches that of the Stanley. Stay tuned.