Park City Theatre

1176 Stratford Avenue,
Bridgeport, CT

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GrammaJan
GrammaJan on January 22, 2012 at 11:54 am

My father, Harry A. Foster, was manager of this theatre from 1941 to 1945. The first movie I saw there was “Gone with the Wind”. I was 6 yrs old. I saw every picture shown there until I was 18 yrs old. I still have a program of the weeks movies which we handed out. I also went to the Hippodrome. Movies started at7PM Double features. Sat. & Sun. Matinee

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 5, 2011 at 6:00 pm

This theater is mentioned in the January 2, 1909, issue of The Moving Picture World: “Bridgeport, Conn.—The Park City Moving Picture Theater, now under construction at the corner of Stratford and Newfield avenues, expects to open for business January 4, under the management of W. E. Victory.”

barrygoodkin
barrygoodkin on August 2, 2009 at 2:49 pm

Bridgeport is known as the Park City and it would not be unusual to have one or more theatres bear that name. The Fairfield Avenue address is on the other side of town just off of Main Street. The Stratford Avenue address is close to the town line of Stratford. The 1909 opening appears to be correct. The theatre was acquired by the Strand Amusement Company after they acquired the Strand Theatre on Main Street in 1920. At the same time the nearby Hippodrome was acquired. The Park City closed in 1953 and was demolished.

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on December 14, 2007 at 1:33 pm

Originally located on 35 Fairfield Avenue and run by WL Rowland according to the City Directory in 1898. In 1900, it changes hands to GB Bunnell. Then Park City disappears and comes back in 1909 at the above address.