Victory Theatre

589 Avenue C,
Bayonne, NJ 07002

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City of Bayonne -- Postcards from the Early 1900s

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Architects: E.C. Horne

Styles: Neo-Classical

Previous Names: Opera House

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Victory Theatre

The Bayonne Opera House was opened in 1907. On September 4, 1942 it was renamed Victory Theatre, It had definitely closed in February 1952 and it became a Shop Rite supermarket. It was destroyed by a fire on July 4, 1977 and the remains were demolished around 1980.

In the attached link, photo #62 (midway down the leftmost column) shows an old postcard from 1909.

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Recent comments (view all 11 comments)

teecee on November 19, 2005 at 4:11 am

This looks like the same building from 1907:
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teecee on March 5, 2006 at 12:01 pm

Listed in the 1944 FDY. Listed in the 1956 FDY with no seat total, possibly closed.

Site of the Bayonne Dance marathon in 1932 (as the Opera House)

ayonnebay on February 12, 2007 at 9:39 am

1907 theater photo link in earlier comment is not the Opera House, but a different theater altogether, at a different location in Bayonne, NJ.

BayonneGirl on September 26, 2008 at 3:48 pm

Daniel J. Murphy was the contractor in charge of the construction of the Bayonne Opera House.

kencmcintyre on July 31, 2009 at 11:37 am

From the Army’s Weekly Yank, dated 11/5/43:

The Victory theater in Bayonne, N.J. is cutting out films and going on a two-a-day vaudeville basis.

kencmcintyre on July 31, 2009 at 11:42 am

Well, they were far away from the wives. What do you expect?

Orlando on October 6, 2016 at 8:50 am

This theatre was demolished over 25 years ago, I was in Bayonne yesterday and it is now a full block Shop-Rite with underground parking! Time to change the heading.

rivest266 on February 22, 2023 at 7:46 am

Closed in February 1952.

Ed_Francis on May 28, 2023 at 1:01 am

The building known as the Victory Theater and the Opera House operated as a Shop Rite supermarket for many years. On July 4, 1977, the brick building burned to the ground. The fire department was 1 block away. A new shop Rite was built on the site.

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