Lincoln Theatre

518 32nd Street,
Union City, NJ 07087

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Lincoln Theatre

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The Lincoln Theatre was opened by 1927. It was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. by 1941. It closed in the early-1970’s and is currently a supermarket. The balcony foyer is now a restaurant.

Contributed by Lou Lavin

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Amosduncan
Amosduncan on February 23, 2006 at 10:06 pm

My Mother says this was the nice, class act theater of the neighborhood. She says there were actually candy machines on the backs of some seats, which struck everyone as fancy. She also says there was another movie house in Union City called “The City”, which you show no record of; the opposite of The Lincon in that it was a real flea pit.

teecee
teecee on March 2, 2006 at 7:29 am

Listed in the 1944 FDY as part of Warner Bros. Listed as part of Stanley Warner Corp. in the 1961 Film Daily Yearbook.

teecee
teecee on March 10, 2006 at 8:32 pm

1942 ad (see middle right, courtesy of Bill Huelbig:
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teecee
teecee on March 10, 2006 at 8:45 pm

1959 ad (center) courtesy of Bill Huelbig:
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William
William on January 22, 2007 at 2:35 pm

The restaurant is in the front of the building above the supermarket. But it’s not the former balcony area, maybe a former lobby to the balcony. I was in the restaurant afew weeks ago.

teecee
teecee on June 8, 2008 at 9:45 am

What a great restaurant. Here is their website.
http://mibanderanj.com/

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 24, 2009 at 7:44 pm

This was the Lincoln in 1982.

TAG1218
TAG1218 on January 7, 2012 at 8:48 pm

In the 50’s,there were matinees every Saturday and kids were charged 25 cents. The Davis Toy Store – just around the corner on Bergenline Ave – would donate some toys that would be raffled off between the double features for the kids. These matinee movies were usually comedies from Abbott & Costello, Martin & Lewis, some Three Stooges, Westerns etc.

Kelli_J
Kelli_J on December 14, 2013 at 10:44 am

According to an article in the Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, Pennsylvania Mon, Aug 15, 1921 – Page 8), my great-grandfather Lester MacDonald (a.k.a. Noel Lester, The Great Lester)married Alice May Brown (a.k.a. Alice Hayward, Alice MacDonald, Alice Lester)in the Lincoln Theater. He was a magician-illusionist and Alice was his assistant. My grandmother, Virginia, worked behind the scenes with costumes and props. I would sincerely appreciate any information regarding the theater’s history, especially pictures.

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