Park Theatre

1760 East Main Street,
Waterbury, CT

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Functions: Church

Previous Names: Hamilton Theatre

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Park Theatre

This Waterbury, Connecticut church was first known as the Hamilton Theatre and then the Park Theatre.

Contributed by Roger Katz

Recent comments (view all 14 comments)

shoeshoe14 on September 19, 2005 at 8:20 pm

That is weird. Most old theaters that are now churches that I’ve seen have kept the marquees. If anything, it advertises better than a flier in the window.

shoeshoe14 on September 9, 2006 at 10:32 am

I was there on Thursday and the marquee is torn down in such a haphazard and sloppy way. There was no thought to at least cover it up with sheetrock or anything. Just a big hunk of metal jutting out.

anexwaterburian on October 13, 2006 at 9:39 am

Photo of the Hamilton Theater in 1924

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shoeshoe14 on May 7, 2007 at 6:23 pm

I went past the theatre the other day and I don’t think the church is there anymore. The facade looks whitewashed and there is brown wood paneling on the bottom of the front and over the previous poster holders. The once jutted out marquee remnants are boarded over and not blended in at all.

shoeshoe14 on September 26, 2007 at 2:09 pm

Opened in 1921. Became the Park Theatre in the 1950s.

ysuarez on October 23, 2009 at 9:34 am

Does any body know the exact date the theater was sold to the Church of God?

anexwaterburian on February 28, 2010 at 11:00 am

“The building in these 1986 photos look a lot like this theater.”

It is the same theater. Those photos are from the mid-1980s when it was the Allison Theater before it went belly up and was converted to a church.

Here’s what it looked like when it opened in 1921:

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