Danforth Theater

144 Danforth Avenue,
Jersey City, NJ 07305

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Danforth Theater

The Danforth Theater was opened in 1911 in the Greenville section of Jersey City. The projection equipment comprised of two Symplex machines supplied by two 70 amperes Hallberg economizers taking current at 220 volts. Any other information will be appreciated. The Danforth Theater was still open in 1931. It was listed as (Closed) in 1935.

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elmorovivo
elmorovivo on August 28, 2015 at 12:31 pm

The exact location of the Danforth Theater was : 144 Danforth Ave. Jersey City, NJ.

R_Brown
R_Brown on November 28, 2016 at 5:41 pm

Fantastic picture. First one I have seen of the Danforth Theater. The theater was jokingly called “The Itch.” A family story of the theater describes it being built for or bought by James Keresey after selling his home on Old Bergen Rd to St Paul The Apostle Church to build the school. While other grand theaters were build with stages and converted to show films, the Danforth Theater was one of the first built specifically for showing films. After his death in 1916 the theater was operated by his son James. The combined challenges of converting to “talkies” and the Great Depression led to its closure.

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