Garrick Theatre

828 N. Market Street,
Wilmington, DE 19801

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Garrick Theatre

The Garrick Theatre was opened in 1903. It was taken over by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp in 1921 and they closed it in 1930. Still listed as ‘Closed’ in the 1941 edition of Film Daily Yearbook. The Garrick Theatre was demolished in 1982.

Contributed by Billy Holcomb / Don Lewis / Billy Smith

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on July 23, 2011 at 8:42 am

From 1905 a postcard image of the Garrick Theater in Wilmington Delaware.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 19, 2013 at 10:42 am

George Miller’s A Delaware Album says that the Garrick Theatre was leased to Warner Brothers from 1921 until closing in 1930.

rivest266 on May 14, 2016 at 4:40 pm

This opened on November 23rd, 1903. Its grand opening ad can be found in the photo section.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 14, 2016 at 8:46 pm

The February 7, 1903, issue of The News Journal of Wilmington said that construction would soon begin on William Dockstader’s new theater at 828-839 Market Street.

The plans for the project had been drawn by the noted Philadelphia architect George L. Lovatt. Lovatt is best known for the many Roman Catholic churches he designed, mostly in Pennsylvania.

FlashCat on December 27, 2016 at 5:43 pm

The Garrick was demolished in 1982.

FlashCat on September 5, 2018 at 5:18 am

The Garrick reopened in 1927 to play movies after The Majestic was closed.

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