Fabian Theatre

69 Newark Street,
Hoboken, NJ 07030

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Fabian Theatre

Opened on August 1, 1928, this theater lasted almost four decades before it was closed and demolished in 1965.

Contributed by William Gabel

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Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on March 30, 2004 at 11:33 am

I was born in Hoboken in 1954, and the Fabian was the first theater I was ever conscious of. I always asked my dad to drive past it whenever I was in the car with him. We moved out of Hoboken when I was 8 and I only got to go inside a couple of times, but I’m pretty sure my first wide screen movie experience was there: Doris Day in “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies”. I also recall the first movie I was NOT allowed to see there: “Village of the Damned”. My sister was 3 years older and she got to see it – I was awfully jealous.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on March 30, 2004 at 11:41 am

Actor and Hoboken native Joe Pantoliano (“The Sopranos”) writes in his autobiography about going to the Fabian to see “West Side Story”.

bobbyslezak on May 11, 2004 at 10:31 pm

….allen freed rock and roll show in 1956 at the fabian theatre it was great .i was there …little richard..and many other rock stars .any one out there remember that show ?? let me know …bobby slezak e- mail

teecee on July 5, 2005 at 8:49 am

A Wurlitzer organ, opus 1905, was installed in this theater on 7/9/1928.

VincentParisi on September 19, 2005 at 4:21 am

Thanks TC. I always wondered what it looked like and how it was situated. To think that was replaced by a seedy Shop Rite and its parking lot. Criminal(which I’m sure it was.)
Now its a CVS and Barnes and Noble and parking lot. The basement is a New York Sports Club which I imagine for the Fabian was a lower lounge.

silvrladie on October 5, 2005 at 10:29 am

Hi my name is Bill Erbis I was an employee of Fabian Theatres Corp. The Fabian although I didn’t know of it was named after the Fabian family of NYC. I think it later became part of the Stanley Warner Theatres. Which was owned and operated by Simon Fabian. Oh to go back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on January 26, 2006 at 3:55 am

Dish Night at the Fabian. December 15, 1959:

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Monster Screamiere Tonight at the Fabian! September 14, 1957:

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CSWalczak on November 9, 2010 at 9:43 am

This site has pictures of the Fabian, inside and out: http://hoboken411.com/archives/36466. It was replaced by a supermarket.

nonsportsnut on May 11, 2013 at 11:50 am

I’m trying to confirm a personal appearance by the Three Stooges (Moe, Larry and Curly Joe DeRita), along with Officer Joe Bolton, probably in 1959, at the Fabian. A display ad would be helpful, too.

Frank Reighter

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