Congress Theatre

257 S. Orange Avenue,
Newark, NJ 07103

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Previously operated by: Brandt Theaters

Functions: Grade School

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Congress Theatre

Open since at least 1925 when a Robert-Morton organ was installed, this theatre is still listed as open in the 1951 Film Daily Yearbook.

The former theater has been converted into a school.

Contributed by tc

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kencmcintyre on July 15, 2008 at 5:34 pm

The Congress is now the Clara Muhammmad School. The building is still standing. Function should be changed to school.

kencmcintyre on March 19, 2009 at 1:49 pm

A 1936 NJ Supreme Court case mentioned that the Mira Theater Corp. operated the Congress on Orange Avenue and the Essex on Springfield Avenue.

iatse311 on December 10, 2009 at 2:07 pm

could this have been known as the victoria theatre at some point… “Victoria Theatre, 257 S. Ornage Ave. Newark, the home of refined Italian Vaudeville and the best Italian features, every Saturday and Sunday, Week days English and best Photo Plays” stumbled upon this while trying to make sense of an ad on the back wall of the Adams Theatre View link

teecee on March 19, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Old ad – movies are from the late 1930s:

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