Harwan Theatre

7 N. Black Horse Pike,
Mount Ephraim, NJ 08059

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Harwan Theatre

The Mt. Ephraim Theatre opened on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 1930 with Ann Harding in “Holday”. This theatre was a big part of Mount Ephraim —
A great place for the kids to go to refrain from trouble and loitering around the 7-11.

The theatre is a brick building containing only one screen. The inside isn’t that pleasing to the eye nor is it that attractive, but it served its purpose. It was renamed Harwan Theatre in 1970 after the family that had built and operated it.

Recently renovated and restored, the theater was unfortunately closed in August of 2006 and was demolished in 2007.

Contributed by Jade Szymanski, Dave Amodei

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kencmcintyre on May 9, 2009 at 12:16 pm

Larry Fine used to do local TV commercials for Three Stooges memorabilia in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area, in the very early seventies as I recall. He had had a stroke by that time, so his speech was difficult to understand. I think he died a few years later.

nonsportsnut on February 1, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Moe Howard, individually, appeared at the Harwin November 15 to 17, 1973, according to Gary Lassin, President of the Three Stooges Fan Club. Gary hasn’t, as yet, found any record of any appearances by the Three Stooges, at the Harwin.

Anybody ahve any additional information? Please email me at:

Frank Reighter

magic1 on October 23, 2011 at 9:50 am

Hi my name is Steven Pettit i am a magician who performed in this wonderful theater before the movies . for amount seven months it was one of my most enjoyable memories i have of performing and being aloud to perform in that wonderful old time theater. Its is a shame the torn down to make walgreen parking lot. Theres not a lot of the old theater around any more and it was a kick to perform in a vaultaville theater .

Marlon Martinez
Marlon Martinez on June 4, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Wow, White Tower Hamburgers. I’m sure that’s been torn down. I remember that greasy spoon as a kid.

RickB on June 5, 2013 at 3:40 am

The White Tower was saved and moved to Morgantown, West Virginia. See also this page, which has a couple pictures of the Harwan as well.

Mikeoaklandpark on June 5, 2013 at 11:37 am

Loved White Tower. Any still open? When my famly lived across from the theater in the 70’s the White Tower was long gone. Across from the theater was an Acme supermaket which eventually moved up into the old Penn Fruit building.

nonsportsnut on September 19, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Gary Lassin, President of the Three Stooges Fan Club, has confirmed that Moe Howard of the Three Stooges, did make personal appearances at the Harwan on Thursday Nov. 15, Friday Nov. 16 and Saturday Nov. 17, 1973. Appearances were matinee only, and all seats were $1.50 each.

Frank Reighter

bluecollarmatt on October 14, 2013 at 5:06 am

My name is Matt, originally from Barring-ton, being the youngest of seven growing up in the 70s visiting the matinee movies was often our favorite pastime either the Harwin or the Coronet both on kings high way one on white horse n one on black horse. That day in 1973 I remember well my two friends brothers Chris n Matt McEvoy n their dad Mr. Mack took us to see Moe. Moe came on stage talk to us about his career a short time. When I first seen him, I could not believe how Old Moe looked he still had a bowl cut, but Snow White in color, He seemed to have more hair then ever! After a few short classics, he came out again to tell some stories, twice. After the matinee the Harwin gave out 6x9 black n white glossy portrait of Moe, and he shook hands n gave out autographs. What a great day for a 9 year old. My only regret is misplacing that signed autograph. R I P. Moe Howard Matt Leavey=

rivest266 on September 30, 2018 at 8:17 am

This opened on November 27th, 1930. Grand opening ad posted.

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