Union County Performing Arts Center
1601 Irving Street,
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The Rahway Theatre opened on October 16, 1928 with a seating capacity of 1,449. The opening movies were “Tenderloin” starring Dolores Costello and “Ham and Egg at the Front” with Myrna Loy. Organist Chet Kingsbury opened the Wurlitzer organ.
This former movie and vaudeville house in Rahway, New Jersey has been reborn as a performing arts and concert venue that still shows classic films from time to time. The main original auditorium now seats 1,334. There is also the Loft studio space which seats 60. The Union County Performing Arts Center also includes a separate building housing the Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts which has a main stage seating 199 and another studio space seating 60.
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