284 Main Street,
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Previously operated by: Stanley-Warner Theatres
Previous Names: Paterson Opera House, U.S. Photo Play Theatre, United States Theatre
News About This Theater
- Apr 1, 2004 — Memories of Paterson's U.S. Theatre
The Paterson Opera House was opened on April 2, 1866.In 1900 it was severely damaged in a fire. It was rebuilt and reopened in 1901. In 1914 another fire caused some damage and following renovations it reopened as the U.S. Photo Play Theatre on March 6, 1916 with the film “Battle Cry of Peace”. It was listed in 1930 as the United States Theatre with a 2,000 seat capacity and equipped with an RCA sound system. It was operated by the Stanley Warner chain and was closed in September 1967.
The building was sold and demolished in 1969.
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