Midway Theater

20 Broadway Street,
Camden, NJ 08103

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Architects: David Supowitz

Previous Names: New Broadway Theater, Broadway Theater

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Midway Theater

The Broadway Theater was opened prior to 1941. In December 1951 it was renamed Midway Theater. It was closed and demolished in the late-1970’s to make room for the Walter Rand Transportation Center. Located across the street from the high speed train line to Philadelphia.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 7, 2005 at 4:20 am

Listed in 1941 Film Daily Yearbook as the Broadway Theater with 1,100 seats.

teecee on March 7, 2005 at 8:44 am

Known as the Broadway Theater 1930s-1950 and then the Midway Theater 1951-1970s

Located at 20 Broadway

Information per dvrbs website

RickB on March 7, 2005 at 9:37 am

This was the last indoor theater to operate in Camden, surviving into the ‘70s showing B double features. Part of the local Savar chain along with the Savar a couple blocks away, the Walt Whitman in Pennsauken, the King in Gloucester City and the Garden State Drive-In in Cherry Hill—all now gone.

teecee on March 2, 2006 at 5:11 am

Listed as part of The Savar Corporation in the 1976 International Motion Picture Almanac.

kencmcintyre on September 5, 2009 at 3:55 pm

Here is a better version of the 1973 photo:

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 3, 2010 at 4:33 am

The Midway was still in operation as late as 1978. With Federal funds for its garage project delayed, the city of Camden decided to let the theater on a monthly lease to Marcos Cotto, who presented Spanish language movies at the house, according to Boxoffice Magazine of July 10, 1978.

miclar on November 27, 2014 at 10:46 am

The Midway had rats in the 60’s. You could see them running down the aisles when the picture was on. We always put our feet up the chair in front of us.

rivest266 on June 18, 2016 at 6:32 am

December 29th, 1951 grand opening ad in the photo section.

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