Proctor's Broad Street Theatre

19-21 N. Broad Street,
Elizabeth, NJ 07201

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Previously operated by: Proctor's

Architects: John Bailey McElfatrick

Previous Names: Library Hall, Lyceum Theatre

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The Library Hall was opened on June 15, 1858. It was renamed Lyceum Theatre from September 24, 1894. Around the turn of the century, it was renamed Proctors Broad Street Theatre and was offering ‘Photoplays’.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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CSWalczak on May 9, 2012 at 11:27 pm

An archival drawing of the theater’s facade can be seen here: View link

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on May 10, 2012 at 10:51 am

The Lyceum Theatre in Elizabeth is listed in the 1897-98 edition of the Julius Cahn Official Theatrical Guide. A.H. Simonds was Mgr. Seating is listed as 1,250. The theater was on the ground floor, had both gas and electric illumination, and had 8 musicians in the pit band. Ticket prices, 25 cents to $1. The proscenium opening was 30 feet square, and the stage was 40 feet deep.

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