Mayfair Theatre

301 Lake Avenue,
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

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The Mayfair.

The 1,800-seat Mayfair Theatre was opened on August 5, 1927 with Hobart Bosworth in “The Blood Ship” and Charlie Chase in “What Women Did for Me”. It was part of the Walter Reade Theatres chain, they closed it on September 8 1974 with Walt Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland & "Fantasia”. The building was demolished in November/December 1974.

Contributed by Michelle O'Brien

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NittyRanks
NittyRanks on April 18, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Yes I posted that above. Pretty cool that he could do that. I had the original magazine article.

NittyRanks
NittyRanks on January 20, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Great information. Thanks!

avguy
avguy on January 27, 2012 at 11:03 pm

DEFG, do any of the Walter Reade documents you have reference the Paramount in Asbury Park? If so we would love to see them. Philip LaDue Assistant Technical Director Paramount Theater of Asbury Park

jets0709
jets0709 on March 25, 2012 at 5:40 am

I was there the day that Mr. Lurch of Lurch demolition jumped into the crane and hit the main beam with the recking ball and the whole place came down. It even blew out window in the town across the lake.

AlbertCoates
AlbertCoates on August 4, 2012 at 5:46 pm

I am posting some aerial pictures of the Mayfair If you like “Where’s Waldo” you might enjoy these. Also one at dusk.

rivest266
rivest266 on March 20, 2016 at 12:18 pm

August 5th, 1927 grand opening ad in photo section posted by Dallas movie theatres.

vindanpar
vindanpar on August 16, 2019 at 4:27 am

MayfairMike do you have anymore pictures of Asbury Park during the end of its hey in the 60s? Anymore outside and inside the St James and Paramount as well? The boardwalk?

NittyRanks
NittyRanks on August 16, 2019 at 6:10 am

You’d think there would be more. My buddy spent a lot of time down there in the 70’s. There is activity on twitter from some of the Asbury Park witter sites? I wonder if they might be of help?

MayfairMike
MayfairMike on September 29, 2019 at 5:46 pm

I have a box of photos of most of the Asbury Park theaters. I will scan them if I can find it. I am posting some that somehow found their way into a box of family pictures. I worked in Asbury from 1973 to 1978.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on September 29, 2019 at 6:04 pm

MayfairMike, Thanks so much for posting, they are wonderful photos! I hope you post more.

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