155 Maplewood Avenue,
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Architects: William E. Lehman
Previous Names: Roth Maplewood Theatre
News About This Theater
Opened on March 15, 1927 with Rudolph Valentino on “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”, the Maplewood Theatre began showing movies in addition to live performances in the 1940’s.
The theatre was enormous and was one of the largest in New Jersey. It was cut into three and later four screens in the late-1980’s and early-1990’s.
“It is my general recollection however that the extravagant interior is still under modern covering… and a small part of the ceiling (with egg and dart moulding) can be seen peeking out of the dropped ceiling in one of the rooms. It is a candidate for restoration for sure, and it is in a very progressive town that gets behind these sort of things. The theatre is still a huge success as a 4-plex and there is little chance of it going out of business”.
It was closed on March 16, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was announced on December 7, 2020 that the closure would be permanent. It was taken over by Cine-Lab and following renovations a reopening is planned for 2022.
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