Towne Theatre

515 N. Market Street,
Wilmington, DE 19801

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Towne Theatre

Originally opened as the Nickelodeon in 1908 with 752 seats. By 1926 it had been renamed Savoy Theatre. By 1941, it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. It was closed April 2, 1950.

It was rebuilt as the 1,000-seat Towne Theatre, opening on December 4, 1950. It was closed on February 15, 1967, only to re-open in 1973, and finally closing in 1975.

It has since been demolished and the site is now a small park.

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

RickB on April 2, 2015 at 3:22 pm

Here is a photo of the theater as the Towne, after closing.

rivest266 on May 15, 2016 at 1:39 pm

This reopened as Towne on December 1st, 1950. Its grand opening ad in photo section.

FlashCat on November 7, 2016 at 7:11 pm

The Towne closed in 1967. It was reopened in 1973 and closed permanently in 1975 and was demolished shortly thereafter.

ebdunn on January 19, 2017 at 3:42 pm

The site of the Towne Theater is not a parking lot; it is a small park surrounded by the Historical Society buildings, of which there are many.

ebdunn on June 22, 2018 at 12:36 pm

Why don’t you people at Cinema Treasures give these TWO SEPARATE theaters their due respect? The SAVOY, at 515 Market St., opened in 1908, and closed April 02, 1950. The TOWNE, at the same address, opened Dec. 04, 1950, and closed Feb. 15, 1967. Reopened 1973, closed 1975.

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