Newton Theatre

234 Spring Street,
Newton, NJ 07860

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The Newton Theatre

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The Newton Theatre opened May 15, 1924, with 1,000 seats. In 2002, a 2/9 Robert-Morton pipe organ was installed, as the original one was long gone. Built for the small town of Newton, this now-twinned theatre showed films until it closed on 21st October 2007.

Renovations were carried out and the Newton Theatre was reopened on May 16, 2008 screening first run and classic movies. Sadly in was closed by Majestic-Star Entertainment in September 2010. Purchased by new owners in spring of 2011, it was restored back to its single screen configuration, and re-opened as a performing arts center on September 9, 2011 with a performance by Todd Rundgren. In 2015 it was equipped with a digital projector, and movies are planned to be screened from June 2015.

Contributed by Ross Melnick

Recent comments (view all 81 comments)

PeterApruzzese on September 15, 2009 at 3:04 pm

Projection has been tuned and tweaked. No current plans for digital projection or sound. ‘Snacks’ contain the best fresh-popped popcorn in the tri-state area, sharing the award with the Lafayette and Cedar Lane :) . Official website:

fred1 on October 13, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Sorry to report the theater is now closed , sad sign of the times. Here is a article about the closing.

moviebuff82 on October 13, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Sad to see it go. What a shame. I wonder if it will become retail or a performing arts building, which newton really needs although SCCC has an auditorium in its building.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 18, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Beautiful Theatre.It could not be saved? Thanks Fred and Justin for articles and comments. A pity.

HAMMER77777 on November 8, 2010 at 6:56 pm


TheNewtonTheatre on February 28, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Hello Everyone…

We are looking for photos, comments, and history of the Newton Theatre…
Please stop by the Friends of The Newton Theatre page at:

or facebook at:
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Thank you!

TheNewtonTheatre on April 14, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Hello all, we are in the process of re-opening the theatre, converting it back to a single screen, and will be presenting concerts, comedy, dance, and film. Thanks for all the kind comments!

moviebuff82 on April 14, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Ur Welcome….will recent movies be shown at this theater, and how much will it cost for concerts, events, and movies?

moviebuff82 on December 9, 2012 at 7:11 am

Just saw a concert by Graham Parker and the Rumour on friday night. It was awesome!!! The acoustics of this theater were ok but not as good as say radio city or other big venues. Seating is improved inside the theater and it was crowded.

TheNewtonTheatre on May 12, 2015 at 6:52 pm

Hi Friends: We have acquired a new digital cinema projector, along with a new movie screen and cinema sound system… hopefully showing movies in June 2015!

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