Roosevelt Theatre

714 Summit Avenue,
Union City, NJ 07087

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Roosevelt Theatre

The Roosevelt Theatre was opened around 1922. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. The Roosevelt Theatre was still open in 1950.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 1, 2013 at 11:06 pm

Before it was merged with Union Hill in 1925, this section of Union City was called West Hoboken. The March 19, 1921, issue of The American Contractor had an item about the proposed theater:

“West Hoboken, N. J. Theater (M. P.):

“$225,000. S. E. cor. Summit av. & Courtland St., West Hoboken. Archt. W. E. Lehman, 738 Broad St.. Newark, N. J. Owner Roosevelt Theater Corp., R. Robinson, pres., 150 Summit av., West Hoboken. Drawing plans”

Courtland Street was later renamed 8th Street. The theater is still standing, at least in part, occupied by a CVS drug store. There is a parking lot in front of the building. I don’t know if CVS lopped off the front of the building, or if the parking lot was there when the theater opened, but I suspect that the lobby and foyer were removed and that the store occupies the auditorium space. The address of the CVS is 714 Summit Avenue, so that must have been the theater’s address as well.

Cinema Treasures currently has eight theaters listed as having been designed by architect William E. Lehman. There could be others that have not yet been identified.

Goodi on March 16, 2020 at 9:51 pm

Was Eugene Laird the movie house operator in 1920-1930s?

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