6322 Woodland Avenue,
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Styles: Italian Renaissance
Named after its operator Marcus Benn (who also operated the Bell/Benson Theatre a few doors along the block). The Benn Theatre has a narrow presence on Woodland Avenue, with the auditorium at the rear on Saybrook Avenue. It opened on September 1, 1923 with Thomas Meighan in “Homeward Bound”. It was equipped with a Kimball 3 manual 14 ranks organ. In 1924 the Kimball organ was replaced by a United States organ. The Benn Theatre was later renovated in 1929 to the plans of architectural firm Hodgens & Hill. By 1930 it was operated by Stanley-Warner Theatres By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. and later by RKO Stanley-Warner. It was closed on February 6, 1977 with Brad Crandall in “In Search of Noah’s Ark”.
It went over to retail use, but the building stands vacant and deteriorating in August 2019.
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