Margate Theater

Ventnor Avenue and Devlin Avenue,
Margate City, NJ 08402

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Previously operated by: Frank Theatres

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Margate Theater

Opened on June 25, 1938, this theater was owned by Warren Weiland. The theater was listed in the 1951 Film Daily Yearbook (under nearby Atlantic City). It was twinned on January 24, 1973.

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kencmcintyre on November 2, 2007 at 5:24 pm

It probably was the Ventnor. It’s been a while.

pcimin00 on January 18, 2008 at 9:44 pm

I moved away from margate on 6/28/1984,the last movie I saw at this Theater was Silkwood In Feb 1984 9:30? It was a Late show I moved out of the area but Had access to The Atlantic city Press In the summer of 1991 and It was Listed as open showing City Slickers and something else,I have fond memories of this Theater , It usually Had a 2PM Matinee every sat and sun I walked to the Theater In May of 1979 to watch The China syndrome,and This Is the only Time In my life I could Remember this happenning,I was the only 1 there,the must have realized It right away The Movie did not start they were still showing a preview for a Movie Called ALIEN and the woman from the box office came In and said they were not going to show a Movie for 1 person,I was 12 years old,they gave me my money back and sent me home,I remember In the Summer of 1980 they Ran The Blue Lagoon and MY Bodyguard all summer until 10/3/1980,they ran the goodbye girl a long time and also Held on to You Light Up my life a long time,they ran ANNIE HALL a long time and I saw The Resucers There….
Thanks for reading all this…..

jillperry on March 21, 2014 at 5:04 am

I worked at the Margate Theater and the projectionist taught me how to run a film through a projection machine. I was one of the “cute” candy girls that he got to mingle with when cutting through to go in/out of the booth. Wonderful old funny man named Bob, as I recall. It was owned & operated by the Franks. When I worked there in the 80s my father George Perry was the Franks General Manager of there theater chain all over New Jersey. In its place are now condos.

TheALAN on April 1, 2014 at 4:17 am

That’s WEILAND, not WETLAND. Warren Weiland was a theater owner. Someone needs For Eyes!

markp on April 1, 2014 at 2:54 pm

What year was this theatre demolished?

TheALAN on April 3, 2014 at 3:37 am

Margate Theater and Margate Twin are the same theater. The Margate Theater was located on Ventnor Avenue. Does anyone know what the exact address was? Any other info. on this theater?

Cdelross on August 11, 2016 at 3:51 pm

I have a strong memory of seeing a movie here with my father in August of 1989. I guess that would have been right before it closed?

Smokedawg10 on August 8, 2017 at 8:07 pm

I lived in in Margate from age 9 to 14 from 1979 to 1984. I remember that theater well. As kids we would sneak in that side door all the time. I remember seeing Kramer vs. Kramer but that’s about it. It was on Delavan and ventnor ave.

Mikeoaklandpark on August 8, 2017 at 8:56 pm

In the mid 60’s they got My Fair Lady after it played wherever it played in AC and in 1973 they got the move over of Last Tango In Paris after the Apollo closed in early August when the lease ran out. They also had Funny Lady all summer of 1975.

rivest266 on March 8, 2023 at 12:12 pm

Two screens on January 24th, 1973. Grand opening ad posted.

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