Salem Theatre

173 Church Street,
Naugatuck, CT 06770

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The former Salem Theatre is currently the home of the Lighthouse Christian Church.

From the outside you can tell that the original doors to the theater have been replaced to make it more church-like. This is one of a number of former cinemas in the area to be converted into churches, along with the Capitol and Hamilton theaters in Waterbury.

Contributed by Roger Katz

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William
William on November 19, 2003 at 3:55 pm

The Salem Theatre seated 923 people.

anexwaterburian
anexwaterburian on October 13, 2006 at 11:47 am

From the Naugatuck Historical Society:

The Salem Playhouse opened in 1945 and operated for 34 years. It closed in 1979, perhaps because the rubber industry closed its doors in Naugatuck that same year. The theater was converted into a roller skating rink in 1980. In Sept. 1982, it reopened as Studio 60, a Young Adult Night Club. After that closed, the theater stood empty for a number of years, until the Rock Church took it over. They later relocated to a larger facility, and the building now houses the Lighthouse Christian Church.

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on September 25, 2007 at 8:40 am

The owner was a Mr. Pasho, according to the Images of America book.

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