Arcadia Theater

510 N. Market Street,
Wilmington, DE 19801

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Previously operated by: Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.

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Arcadia Theater

The Arcadia Theater opened March 11, 1921 when a Kimball organ size 3/15 was installed. The Arcadia Theater was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management in the 1940’s. It was closed on May 17, 1956 with Bill Haley in “Rock Around the Clock” & Neville Brand in “Fury at Gunsight Pass”. It was purchased by the Historical Society of Delaware and was demolished in 1965 to build their Delaware History Museum.

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rave323 on December 28, 2009 at 9:23 am

Can anyone give me info on the Cinemart on Gov Prinz? I can’t find any info anywhere, but, I stop to look at it every time I’m in the area. What a mystery. The only thing I can tell is that I was built in the 60’s due to the chandelier and font on the front sign.

rivest266 on May 15, 2016 at 7:45 am

This opened on March 11th, 1921. Its grand opening ad can be found in the photo section.

FlashCat on September 28, 2016 at 2:52 pm

Arcadia closed in May 1956.

FlashCat on October 30, 2016 at 7:12 pm

The site was bought by the Historical Society of Delaware. They had it demolished in 1965.

FlashCat on December 24, 2016 at 5:20 am

The Historical Society of Delaware decided to demolish the Arcadia, but they decided to landscape the site and the Delaware History Museum is next to the Arcadia site in a former Woolworth’s. The Delaware History Museum was recently reopened after a renovation.

ebdunn on January 19, 2017 at 11:14 am

Yes, a historic movie theater was demolished to be replaced with open space.

ebdunn on June 23, 2018 at 7:39 am

The last show at the Arcadia Theater was “Rock Around the Clock” and “Fury at Gunsight Pass”, May 17, 1956. Last News Journal ad picture in the photo section.

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