Fabian Theatre

45 Church Street,
Paterson, NJ 07505

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Matt Lambros
Matt Lambros on February 26, 2013 at 6:18 am

I photographed the Fabian Theatre a few years ago. Check out my post at After the Final Curtain

repolton
repolton on October 9, 2012 at 8:14 am

For more information on Jacob Fabian and the architect Fred Wesley Wentworth, see www.fredwesleywentworth.com I have recently completed a book on their collaboration.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 11, 2012 at 7:45 am

Also featured on that issue’s front cover: boxoffice

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 11, 2012 at 7:42 am

Modernization described in this 1962 trade article: boxoffice

Bway
Bway on September 15, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Tinseltoes, I don’t see any of these green underlined words. Ed Solero, you are right, that is an odd entrance. Someone else would have to say if that is the original one or not, but doesn’t the Fabian only now the upper balcony part of the theater with a fake ceiling put through the orchestra level? With the orchestra level converted to some other use? That could also mean that those “other use” entrances are from the original theater entrance and the “theater” using the balcony (at least when it was open yet) using a different entrance.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on September 15, 2011 at 9:55 am

At current viewing, certain words in the introduction are printed in green and underlined. Are those booby traps of some sort? I’m terrified of clicking on them and contracting a computer virus. It seems to be happening all over this website.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on September 14, 2011 at 3:38 am

What’s the street view looking at? Is that an alternate entrance to theater’s 4 and 5 in the former stage area? Hardly looks like the 1920’s facade I’d have imagined.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on September 13, 2011 at 4:11 pm

I always wanted to go here before it closed — they had some dynamite exploitation double features.

And that shot posted on August 17, 2010 must be the balcony after the theater was divided.

BobFurmanek
BobFurmanek on May 27, 2011 at 2:21 pm

I just got back from Paterson. They are gutting the Fabian. Several entryways are opened (with gates down) and you can look into the cavernous auditorium. The seats are out and they appear to be leveling the floor.

Ironic how the two flagships of the Fabian chain (this and the Montauk in Passaic) survived this long, only to meet their demise simultaneously!

ThePhotoplayer
ThePhotoplayer on September 5, 2010 at 10:37 am

Actually, those are old photos. I think the theater is gutted at this point (they were gutting it earlier this year when I was there).

larry
larry on August 17, 2010 at 3:56 am

Too bad such a once proud theater is wasting away. A shame!

kathy2trips
kathy2trips on August 16, 2010 at 9:13 pm

A good current interior shot in color is here: View link

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on February 26, 2010 at 3:20 pm

As it is a completely new theater, the Fabian 8 has its own page here on CT: /theaters/29149/

tkuykendall1
tkuykendall1 on February 18, 2010 at 5:52 am

FABIAN THEATER OPENS AT CENTER CITY MALL IN PATERSON, NJ!

THIS FRIDAY 02-19-10

http://fabian8.com/

tkuykendall1
tkuykendall1 on February 18, 2010 at 5:51 am

Fabian Theater Opens at Center City Mall in Paterson,NJ!!!!!!!

THIS FRIDAY 02-19-10

http://fabian8.com/

larry
larry on November 9, 2009 at 4:19 am

Great picture…but very sad to see.

larry
larry on October 16, 2009 at 5:28 am

What is the status of Fabian 8?

Bway
Bway on May 28, 2009 at 8:36 am

Will the new theater use any part of the old theater?

fred1
fred1 on May 16, 2009 at 1:15 am

This is the first venture for Community Theaters

John Fink
John Fink on May 15, 2009 at 9:33 pm

The new 8-screen cinema at City Center will be called Fabian 8, so the name will live on. I hope Paterson does have a cultural revolution of sorts that would make a comeback for this theater possible, maybe as a live arts venue. We’ll see how City Center plays out and what dining options are around the new theater when it opens, which will be key to its success I think.

The theater’s site is up at fabien8.com – and its advertising that it will have digital 3-D and stadium seating, impressive given the chain is an upstart (Community Theaters) and I can’t seem to locate any additional info on what other cinemas they might manage. No date for the opening yet.

larry
larry on April 28, 2009 at 8:57 am

What is the latest on the Fabian Theater?

Davidzl
Davidzl on February 27, 2009 at 1:19 pm

No amount of positive PR in the world would attract NJ locals to Paterson unless there was a major cleanup of the ongoing plight in many of the neighborhoods. It’s happening, although very slowly. I have been keeping my fingers crossed ever since Center City went up in downtown; if that site is successful and this credit crisis ends, perhaps it will attract further big business into the city.

LuisV
LuisV on February 27, 2009 at 7:11 am

Thanks Larry! I’ll make sure I spell it right from now on

larry
larry on February 27, 2009 at 6:50 am

It might help of the city name was correctly spelled. It is “Paterson”