Crest Theatre

807 E. Newport Pike,
Wilmington, DE 19804

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Functions: Church

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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The Crest theater 1959

The Crest Theatre opened March 9, 1942 with Cary Grant in “Suspicion”. It closed October 15, 1960. It became a community center and by 2021 was in use as a church.

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rave323 on December 28, 2009 at 9:24 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.

jwheckert on August 12, 2011 at 9:06 pm

The building still stands! Stripped of it’s grandeur its serves as a meeting hall for the local catholic church.

rivest266 on May 15, 2016 at 11:40 am

This opened on March 9th, 1942. Its grand opening ad can be found in the photo section for this theatre.

ebdunn on June 22, 2018 at 12:03 pm

The Crest Theater closed Oct. 15, 1960. Last movie ad in the photo section.

Jake Bottero
Jake Bottero on May 16, 2021 at 3:28 am

The EXACT address for this building, currently a church, is 807 E Newport Pike, Wilmington, DE 19804

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 17, 2021 at 7:14 pm

The July 3, 1941 issue of Film Daily had this item about the proposed (but not yet named) Crest Theatre:

“Shindler to Construct $100,000 Pic Theater

“Wilmington, Del.— Benjamin Shindler, manager of the Ace Theater, has announced that construction of a film theater to cost more than $100,000 will be started within a few weeks at Boxwood Road and Maryland Ave. in suburban Crestwood.

“The property in Crestwood was purchased recently by Shindler, and an initial survey was immediately started.

“House will seat about 800, Shindler said, and will incorporate every modern design of theater construction. It is planned to have the theater ready for opening in the Autumn.”

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