Rivoli Theatre

130 Main Street,
Paterson, NJ 07505

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Previously operated by: Fabian Theaters, Stanley-Warner Theatres, Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.

Architects: Henry Barrett Crosby

Previous Names: Kitay's Rivoli Theatre

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Rivoli Theatre

The Rivoli Theatre opened November 11, 1925 with 1,802 seats. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. It was closed by 1956, and the empty building was destroyed by fire in the 1970’s.

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teecee on March 20, 2005 at 11:54 am

Listed in the 1951 FDY.

teecee on June 8, 2005 at 10:49 am

May have been built prior to 1923 (unless it was built specificall for lease):

“Then in 1923, Mr. Fabian leased H. B. Kitay’s Rivoli”

excerpt from http://www.lambertcastle.org/motionpictures.html

teecee on June 12, 2005 at 7:54 am

Arcadia Publishing, “Paterson”, p. 94 has a nice photo of the theater. Marquee shows “Innocents of Paris” (1929)

teecee on July 5, 2005 at 3:00 am

A Griffith-Beach organ was installed in this theater in 1925.

teecee on March 2, 2006 at 5:25 am

Listed as part of Warner Bros. in the 1944 FDY. Listed as CLOSED and part of Stanley Warner Corp. in the 1956 Film Daily Yearbook.

kencmcintyre on January 20, 2008 at 8:21 pm

Here is the Arcadia photo mentioned by TC:

JakP on June 13, 2008 at 8:25 am

This theatre remained vacant until the 70’s when it burned down. Now on the site are several retail stores.

CSWalczak on June 22, 2012 at 3:14 pm

This may have been the picture originally posted by Lost Memory in 2005, but that link no longer works.

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