Fabian Theatre

69 Newark Street,
Hoboken, NJ 07030

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Fabian Theatre

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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 11:41 am

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

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on March 30, 2004 at 11:52 am

The architect was Fred Wentworth, who also did the Stanley Theatre in Jersey City. Both theatres opened in 1928. The considerably larger Stanley was an atmospheric, but I have no information about the Fabian’s style. The Fabian was demolished in 1965, though the Stanley, of course, is still with us as a Jehovah’s Witnesses church and study center.

bobbyslezak
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
teecee on July 5, 2005 at 8:49 am

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

VincentParisi
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
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
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
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.

Thanks,
Frank Reighter

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