Lincoln Theatre

518 32nd Street,
Union City, NJ 07087

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rivest266 on February 8, 2018 at 3:37 pm

February 12th, 1916 grand opening ad in the photo section.

craigmorrisonaia on April 29, 2016 at 7:45 am

You might revised your overview statement. The Lincoln opened on Lincoln’s Birthday, February 12, 1916. It was designed by William H. McElfatrick. Note that the film announced on the marquee in your photo was a 1918 release.

Kelli_J on December 14, 2013 at 7:44 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.

TAG1218 on January 7, 2012 at 5:48 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.

teecee on June 8, 2008 at 6:45 am

What a great restaurant. Here is their website.

William on January 22, 2007 at 11:35 am

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 on March 10, 2006 at 5:45 pm

1959 ad (center) courtesy of Bill Huelbig:
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teecee on March 10, 2006 at 5:32 pm

1942 ad (see middle right, courtesy of Bill Huelbig:
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teecee on March 2, 2006 at 4:29 am

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

Amosduncan on February 23, 2006 at 7:06 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.

William on December 9, 2003 at 9:50 am

The Lincoln Theatre seated 1736 people.