518 32nd Street,
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Previously operated by: Stanley-Warner Theatres, Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.
Architects: William H. McElfatrick
Functions: Restaurant, Supermarket
Previous Names: New Lincoln Theatre
The New Lincoln Theatre was opened February 12, 1916 with the play “Potash and Perlmutter”. It was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. by 1941. It closed in the early-1970’s and is currently a supermarket. The balcony foyer is now a restaurant.
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1942 ad (see middle right, courtesy of Bill Huelbig:
1959 ad (center) courtesy of Bill Huelbig:
The restaurant is in the front of the building above the supermarket. But it’s not the former balcony area, maybe a former lobby to the balcony. I was in the restaurant afew weeks ago.
What a great restaurant. Here is their website.
My photos from 6/7/08:
In the 50’s,there were matinees every Saturday and kids were charged 25 cents. The Davis Toy Store – just around the corner on Bergenline Ave – would donate some toys that would be raffled off between the double features for the kids. These matinee movies were usually comedies from Abbott & Costello, Martin & Lewis, some Three Stooges, Westerns etc.
According to an article in the Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, Pennsylvania Mon, Aug 15, 1921 – Page 8), my great-grandfather Lester MacDonald (a.k.a. Noel Lester, The Great Lester)married Alice May Brown (a.k.a. Alice Hayward, Alice MacDonald, Alice Lester)in the Lincoln Theater. He was a magician-illusionist and Alice was his assistant. My grandmother, Virginia, worked behind the scenes with costumes and props. I would sincerely appreciate any information regarding the theater’s history, especially pictures.
You might revised your overview statement. The Lincoln opened on Lincoln’s Birthday, February 12, 1916. It was designed by William H. McElfatrick. Note that the film announced on the marquee in your photo was a 1918 release.
February 12th, 1916 grand opening ad in the photo section.
Does anyone know the name of the motion picture operator in 1920-30? Does Eugene B, Laird sound familar?