Ace Theater

307 Maryland Avenue,
Wilmington, DE 19804

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Ace Theater

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The Ace Theater opened November 2, 1946. Still listed in 1955 with 730 seats. It was closed in 1970 and demolished in 1973.

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rave323
rave323 on December 28, 2009 at 11:24 am

Can anyone give me info on the Cinemart on Gov Prinz? I can’t find any info anywhere, but, I stop to look at it every time I’m in the area. What a mystery. The only thing I can tell is that I was built in the 60’s due to the chandelier and font on the front sign.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 2, 2010 at 6:11 am

This list of theaters in Wilmington gives the following series of names for the theater at 305-307 Maryland Avenue:

The Polonia (1921-1923)
Avenue Theater (1923-1936)
Ace Theater (1936-1963)
Capri Art Theater (1963-1970)

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 25, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Yes, the Polonia Theatre is listed at 405-407 Maryland from 1915 to 1921, but I don’t know if that was a different building exactly a block away, or if Wilmington simply renumbered its blocks in 1921.

Maryland Avenue (aka Delaware 4) maps properly at Google Maps. The map for our page probably needs to be reset with the correct zip code, which is 19804.

rivest266
rivest266 on May 15, 2016 at 10:40 am

November 2nd, 1936 grand opening ad in photo section.

rivest266
rivest266 on May 16, 2016 at 5:05 am

February 15th, 1963 grand opening ad as Capri in photo section.

FlashCat
FlashCat on December 30, 2016 at 9:18 pm

It was closed in 1970 and the building was demolished in 1973.

ebdunn
ebdunn on January 19, 2017 at 12:50 pm

The Polonia, Avenue, Ace, Capri Art Theater was always at 305-307 Maryland Ave. The address of 405 MD. Ave.is, and always has been a row house in the next block – not conducive to ever being a movie theater. 305-307 MD. Ave., is a deep building (or was, until it was torn down), in 1973. If you google 305 MD. Ave., Wilmington, DE, you’ll note the size and shape of the lot.

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