Ace Theater

307 Maryland Avenue,
Wilmington, DE 19804

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ebdunn
ebdunn on January 19, 2017 at 6:50 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.

FlashCat
FlashCat on December 31, 2016 at 3:18 am

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

rivest266
rivest266 on May 16, 2016 at 11:05 am

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

rivest266
rivest266 on May 15, 2016 at 4:40 pm

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

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 25, 2013 at 10:02 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.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 2, 2010 at 12:11 pm

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)

rave323
rave323 on December 28, 2009 at 5:24 pm

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.