Embassy Theatre

7212 Bergenline Avenue,
North Bergen, NJ 07047

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Embassy Theatre

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The Embassy Theatre was a large theatre with balcony and organ and it opened in 1929. The Embassy Theatre was closed in late-1960’s. Used in the 1970’s and 1980’s for wrestling matches and bingo. The back of theatre was demolished, but the lobby was kept, and is now offices.

Contributed by Lou Lavin

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vincentg
vincentg on January 28, 2005 at 10:55 am

I was born and raised in Fairview, NJ the next town over and as a child, I took the 22 Hillside bus down Bergenline Ave. to the Embassy theater. It was one of those wonderful old theaters with dark red velvet seats, chandeliers, beautiful lobby. I moved out of NJ at 20 in 1972 and always wondered what happened to it. It lives in my memories, and I wrote a short story about it, you can access it online by typing in its title, The Last Cool Summer, or my name.
Vincent Guiliano

teecee
teecee on March 24, 2005 at 7:46 am

Nice story Vincent. Here is a complete text link:

http://www.homestead.com/biffsboards/Guiliano.html

teecee
teecee on July 5, 2005 at 9:28 am

A Robert-Morton organ was installed in this theater in 1928. It is listed as the “New” Embassy Theatre.

teecee
teecee on March 10, 2006 at 5:54 pm

1959 ad (center – To Catch a Thief) courtesy of Bill Huelbig:
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RickB
RickB on April 20, 2009 at 7:27 pm

Bingo and wrestling; picture says it’s from 1982.

RichC
RichC on May 22, 2009 at 6:35 am

Interesting Photo’s. I sure my memory has faded over the years but I remember the theater being located between 68 Th & 70 Th streets. I was only 4 years old at the time back in 1946 but I can still recall walking to the movies on a Sat afternoon all by myself. My grandmother would have to come to the theater & drag me back home since they would repeat the cartoons over again after the main feature.

LouL
LouL on February 14, 2010 at 11:22 am

The Theatre is still definately at 7212 Bergenline. The theatre you are thinking between 68 and 70-th could bethe Alvin. Which was listed as 32 Bergenline. But since the street numbers changed no one is really sure where it was.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 22, 2010 at 2:15 pm

I agree Tinseltoes A.K.A. Loews Embassy.

RichC
RichC on July 22, 2010 at 3:01 pm

Does anyone recall the old button factory located around 69 th street behind the theater? I’m sure the building must be gone by now.

countup
countup on September 5, 2012 at 12:56 pm

it was closed by the time i moved to the area. remember playing bingo there a couple of times.

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