Avon Theatre

459 Clinton Avenue,
Newark, NJ 07108

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CSWalczak on August 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm

I am guessing that it is an earlier theater that was closer to the actual junction of Clinton and Avon Avenues. The archived article indicates that the seating capacity for the pictured Avon Theater was 300 whereas the listed capacity (noted above) for this Avon was over three times that. I can’t see any similarities in the respective facades, though I suppose the theater could have been given a radical facelift at some point.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on December 31, 2008 at 5:46 pm

I was just in Newark yesterday to photographs cinemas. This theatre is demolished.

kencmcintyre on July 5, 2008 at 7:45 pm

The vacant land is on the even side of the street. The odd side is a set of houses which look relatively new.

kencmcintyre on July 5, 2008 at 7:28 pm

If I have to work all day on July 4th, and July 5th, allow me a little speculation to ease the pain.

kencmcintyre on July 5, 2008 at 7:02 pm

It looks like the entire block between Hunterdon & Peshine has been plowed under and replaced by housing. This is on the odd side of the street, between 450 and 460, more or less. After you cross Hunterdon, the businesses are numbered in the 470s and 480s. I don’t believe the theater is still around, but I can’t say that definitively.

teecee on March 2, 2006 at 4:47 am

Listed as part of Independent Theater Service, Inc. in the 1956 Film Daily Yearbook.

teecee on March 2, 2006 at 2:50 am

Listed as open in the 1944 FDY. Listed in the 1961 FDY as part of Triangle-Liggett Theatre Service.