Branford Theatre

29 South Main Street,
Branford, CT 06405

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on February 15, 2021 at 5:11 am

The Branford Theatre suffered a fire on February 1, 1953. It was rebuilt and then re-opened on March 18, 1954, See related photos I have posted.

bicyclereporter on August 8, 2010 at 11:35 pm

Passed this the other day. The “marquee” is no longer there and indeed there are lots of apartments there. Balconies on either side of the auditorium, you can’t even tell it was a theatre. Nice conversion. Great looking apartments, roomy parking in the rear.

hardbop on April 6, 2005 at 11:31 pm

My first job out of college in 1980 was working in Branford, Conn. I worked for the local newspaper, the “Branford Review.” I do remember this theatre well, though I lived in New Haven so I never went here. I remember my boss and her family all went to see “Private Benjamin” here though.

ZARDOZ on January 1, 2005 at 7:26 pm

Another sad victim of the megaplex. This wasn’t the most spectacular theater; its interior had no decorative appointments and was essentially just a boxy (but large) auditorium. But what Branford lost was a family-run, downtown theater that appealed to families and gave patrons a sense of community. Contrast and compare to the warehouse-looking, garish, overpriced megaplex just east of Branford that put this place out of business. By the way, that will be $5.00 for your small bag of popcorn, and another $5.00 for that small soda. Enjoy the show!

William on November 19, 2003 at 7:09 pm

The Branford Theatre seated once 993 people.