Denville Theater

26 Broadway,
Denville, NJ 07834

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Previously operated by: Independent Theater Service Inc., Snaper Circuit

Functions: Retail

Styles: Art Deco

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Box Office

Built in the 1930’s, by 1957 it was operated by the Snaper Circuit. It was still open in 1961. This Art Deco style movie theater now houses an interior decorating firm.

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joemasher
joemasher on June 11, 2005 at 8:22 am

The box office and marquee are still intact, though the marquee is covered by the signage for the design firm. Entering inside you can tell it was once a theatre. One of the people working took me in their back room/workshop, which was the front/stage area, and I was able to see pieces of the proscenium.

teecee
teecee on November 6, 2005 at 1:19 pm

Circa 1961 postcard with “The Naked Edge” on the marquee:

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teecee
teecee on March 2, 2006 at 2:35 am

Listed in the 1970 Film Daily Yearbook as part of Triangle Theatre Service Inc.

teecee
teecee on March 2, 2006 at 4:11 am

Listed as part of the Snaper Circuit in the 1961 Film Daily Yearbook.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 1, 2009 at 12:14 pm

This short film used to precede the features at the Denville in the early 1950s. The theater can be seen in the last fifteen seconds or so, if you want to fast forward through the rest of it:
http://tinyurl.com/aks6co

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on August 7, 2010 at 8:01 pm

From the 1950s a photo postcard of the DenvilleTheater in Denville.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 29, 2018 at 4:11 pm

When did the theater close?

mrusin1104
mrusin1104 on January 15, 2020 at 9:38 am

As a kid growing up in Boonton Township, circa 50s and 60s, I saw a lot of movies in this Theater! Lots of memories! I have vivid memories of seeing, The Three Stooges in Orbit,“ in 1962. it was only the 4th full feature film done by the Three Stooges. By this time, it was with Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Joe DeRita!

jschumacher
jschumacher on December 3, 2021 at 6:42 pm

The interior decorating business is gone and the theater is now home to a candy store.

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