Warner Theatre

2015 Boardwalk,
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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Tinseltoes on December 13, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Here’s a link to newsreel footage of Martin & Lewis attending the 1954 premiere of their “Living It Up”:

kencmcintyre on May 5, 2010 at 10:20 pm

The marquee can be seen in this 1941 photo:

kencmcintyre on April 28, 2010 at 9:22 pm

You can see the marquee in this postcard:

kencmcintyre on April 17, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Here is a 2009 view of the facade:

kencmcintyre on June 17, 2009 at 2:16 am

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

kencmcintyre on December 19, 2008 at 6:53 pm

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

Roloff on December 19, 2008 at 6:48 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 6:10 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 4:12 pm

Thanks, Warren, for posting that.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on May 30, 2008 at 2:38 pm

A 1996 article about the Warner Theatre can be found here:
View link

kencmcintyre on May 30, 2008 at 11:33 am

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

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on May 30, 2008 at 11:11 am

In 1958, Stanley Warner Corporation sold the Warner Theatre to George Hamid & Sons, with a stipulation that it had to be given a new name that did not connect to the previous ownership. Hamid selected “Warren” because it was a simple re-arrangement of the six letters in “Warner” and would save money on revamping the marquee.

BobFurmanek on May 28, 2008 at 9:12 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 8:55 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 8:21 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 10:00 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 9:54 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 9:47 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 1:29 pm

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

veyoung52 on May 21, 2008 at 10:10 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.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on May 21, 2008 at 9:57 am

The Roxy might have been a re-naming of the Stanley Theatre. None of my Film Daily Year Books from 1922 through 1957 list a Roxy for Atlantic City.