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Cranford Theater (Official)
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Previous Names: New Branford Theatre, Digiplex Cranford, Carmike Cranford, New Vision Theatres Cranford Theatre
The New Branford Theatre was opened on November 29, 1926 with Noah Berry in “Padlocked” It had 1,300 seats and a Wurlitzer 2 manual 8 ranks pipe organ. In 1927, the name was changed to Cranford Theatre. By 1941 the Cranford Theatre was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.
Listed in the 1951 FDY as having 1,209 seats, the theatre was twinned by RKO on March 31, 1978. In 1987 RKO Century were taken over by by Cineplex Odeon and they operated it into the 1990’s. In 1998, it was taken over by an independent operator and was divided into five screens, and screened first run movies. Operated by Digiplex Destinations, it was taken over by Carmike Cinemas in 2014. Taken over by NewVision Theatres in March 2017 it was renamed Cranford Theatre again. It was closed on September 4, 2019. It was taken over by a new operator and reopened November 8, 2019.
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