Embassy Theatre

New York Avenue and Atlantic Avenue,
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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Previously operated by: Frank Theatres

Architects: Armand de Cortieux Carroll

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Embassy Theatre

The Embassy Theatre opened on June 7, 1941, with a seating capacity for 1,485, all on a single floor. It was the third, and final theatre in Atlantic City to bear the Embassy name. It was operated by Apollo Theatre and was taken over by Frank Theatres in 1970. They closed it at the close of season in November 1975 with “The Taking of Pelham 123”. It was reopened and continued to operated until 1978.

Contributed by Graeme McBain

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 3, 2009 at 7:44 pm

The cover plate of the Modern Theatre section of Boxoffice Magazine’s issue of November 7, 1942, featured a photo of the standee-foyer area of the Embassy Theatre in Atlantic City. A caption on a later page says that it was designed by architect Armand de Cortieux Carroll. The auditorium was rather austere, but the photo gives a glimpse of a nice little Moderne lounge with bench seating on the other side of the standee area.

kencmcintyre on April 6, 2009 at 7:27 pm

The Embassy was already closed when this photo was taken in 1981:

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 6, 2009 at 10:58 pm

It looks like there were actually three Embassy Theatres in Atlantic City, and it was an Embassy Theatre built in 1911 that later became the City Square Theatre (during the silent movie era- probably when the Embassy on the Boardwalk, later to be the Warner, opened), then the Shore Theatre (1947) and finally the Beach Theatre (1952.)

This Embassy, the last Atlantic City house of that name, opened in, or shortly before, 1942, with a newly-built auditorium accessed through a lobby located in the former bank building (see my comment of March 3 above.)

Also see my comment of today on the Beach Theatre page for further clarification. The aka’s on this page need to be removed, as this theater apparently never operated under any name other than the Embassy. The aka’s need to be added to the Beach Theatre page. Also, the name of the Embassy’s architect, Armand de Cortieux Carroll, needs to be added to this page.

edblank on October 12, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Can anyone pinpoint for me which of the four corners this theater was on, please?

kencmcintyre on December 10, 2009 at 7:17 pm

I would say east and north.

kencmcintyre on December 10, 2009 at 7:53 pm

That’s because I live on the west coast now. On the east coast going away from the beach is west, so northwest
would be correct..

rivest266 on March 8, 2023 at 3:47 am

Taken over by Frank theatres in 1970 from Apollo theatres and closed in 1976.

Mikeoaklandpark on March 8, 2023 at 1:20 pm

It was open all year round until November 75 when it closed for the season with Pelham 123. The theater was actually open past 76. The summer of 78 which was the last year we were in AC it was open because my friend Marie was the cashier and I would go hang there nightly.

rivest266 on March 8, 2023 at 3:28 pm

Opened on June 7th, 1941. Ads for the Embassy ended in 1976, but they may have to be unable to afford the ad space.

article: Embassy theatre at New York & Atlantic openingEmbassy theatre at New York & Atlantic opening 07 Jun 1941, Sat Press of Atlantic City (Atlantic City, New Jersey) Newspapers.com

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