Glassboro Theatre

100-108 E. High Street,
Glassboro, NJ 08028

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Previous Names: Roxy Theatre

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Glassboro Theater

Opened as the Roxy Theatre in 1928. Designed for vaudeville and motion pictures. Had a Page 2 manual 6 ranks organ. Closed screening regular movies as the Glassboro Theatre in the 1970’s. It went over to screening adult movies until around 1985. Building was still standing unused until it was demolished on November 5, 2013.

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sherry on December 6, 2010 at 7:06 am

Does anyone have a nice picture of this theater when it was open for business? My father used to run this business and the Pitman theater for Duffy. Duffy was like a father to him. My dad started working for Duffy when he was 12 yrs old or so. I would like to give him a nice picture of this theater or even a nice photo of Duffy. My dad hadn’t seen Duffy for many years because of him moving away and was not able to see him before he died. I have searched the internet for photos of this theater when it looked nice or photos of Duffy and have come up empty handed. Please help!!!

VICNASTY on November 30, 2011 at 8:23 pm

This building is in serious disrepair, the roof has recently collapsed over the auditorium portion which can actually be seen in Ariel photographs. Someone has stolen all of the air conditioning components (For copper) on the side of the building (near the office complexes on the post office side)-which are now also vacant. The last remaining store “Naydene’s Accessories” was relocated in 2007. There are no longer tenants in the second floor apartments, and due to constant vandalism the front 1970’s doors had to be boarded over (so you cannot even peek inside anymore). Sadly, I have heard rumors that this plot is being slotted for modern development proposed by Rowan’s Universities downtown revitalization program.

Now for some less sad memories: – I remember up until 2006 it was used as a Christian church meeting hall and would be regularly open to the public, I used to be able to see into the lobby as I road my bike to work (nothing spectacular- just fluorescent lights and blue walls). -I also saw in a Glassboro historical record that the shop on the right side was the “Glassboro Electric Company” which is were, I guess you would go to pay your bill. -The property was for sale in 2000 for approx $145,000 and was purchased- used briefly. -It also hosted boxing matches in the late 1980’s- early 1990’s

I wonder if the carbon- arc projector is still in the building? With its antique electrical components.

JolliRogue on April 16, 2012 at 11:06 am

im looking for locations for a youth non profit organization to base out of im interested in purchasing the theater, anyone know how i would go about that?

VICNASTY on November 5, 2013 at 1:53 pm

This theater has sadly met its end…It was demolished on November 5, 2013. I added a picture of it being torn down

Marlon Martinez
Marlon Martinez on November 13, 2013 at 6:11 am

I just can’t believe that, as close as they are to Rowan, it could not be turned into a viable theater is beyond me. A sad day.

airgrabber on November 15, 2013 at 8:20 am

Well, sad news for this one. Drove past a few nights ago and this classic theater was turned into a fenced-off pile of rubble. Great job, Glassboro!

airgrabber on November 15, 2013 at 8:21 am

Status should be changed to DEMOLISHED.

marqueemaven4 on July 14, 2023 at 5:20 pm

The top information is not entirely correct. Maybe it was closed in the 70s for a while, but the Glassboro Theater was very much open for at least the first five years of the 80s, as an adult theater. I never went inside but it was open full time back then.

marqueemaven4 on July 14, 2023 at 5:51 pm

I found an article about this theater as well as how it looked when it was first built:

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