208 Vine Street,
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Eagle Theatre, Hammonton (Official)
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- Jul 10, 2009 — First-run movies return to 95 year old theatre
This was an old silent era theatre often advertised in the South Jersey Republican, published in Hammonton, next to the Palace Theatre. It operated from 1914 until 1927. The owner was Samuel Litke. Used as a church for 15 years. In 1959, a local family bought it and used it until 2006 as storage for their auto-parts company.
In 2006, demolition was planned, but local residents rallied to save the theatre to ensure downtown revitalization. The Eagle Theatre was reopened as a movie theatre on July 9, 2009, with a screening of “Somewhere in Time” starring Christopher Reeve". First run movies commenced on July 15, 2009, with a midnight screening of “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince”. Live shows such as childrens theatre, band concerts, cabaret sings, and musical tributes are also held in the theatre. In 2012, the US Department of Agriculture provided more than half a million dollars in loans and grants. The funds are so the nonprofit organization could purchase the building and for physical improvements including equipment for the stage and ticketing. Friends of Eagle Theatre work with the nonprofit Hammonton Revitalization Corp. to secure the future of this historic theatre.
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