Central Theatre

271 Central Avenue,
Jersey City, NJ 07307

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rivest266 on February 8, 2018 at 2:33 pm

This opened on April 30th, 1921. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 28, 2011 at 4:46 am

The July, 1921, issue of Architecture and Building has a brief article about the Central Theatre and a portfolio of several photographs. I now think that E. C. Horne and Sons must have designed only the building the theater was in, as the article identifies the architect of the theater itself to Eugene De Rosa.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 25, 2010 at 7:54 am

According to the records of the New York Terra Cotta Company, the Central Theatre was designed by E.C. Horne & Sons. It was opened in 1920.

teecee on March 10, 2006 at 5:46 pm

1959 ad (center) courtesy of Bill Huelbig:
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teecee on March 10, 2006 at 5:35 pm

1942 ad, courtesy of Bill Huelbig – see upper right under Warner:

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Still listed in the 1956 FDY as a Warner Theatre.

Bwayniteowl on January 23, 2006 at 6:07 pm

There is a parking lot at this address.

teecee on July 5, 2005 at 8:37 am

On 11/30/1920, a Wurlitzer organ, opus 369, was installed in the “National” Central Theater in Jersey City.

William on February 4, 2004 at 3:11 pm

The Central Theatre was located at 271 Central Ave. and it seated 1961 people.