Newton Theatre

234 Spring Street,
Newton, NJ 07860

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Previously operated by: Galaxy Theatre Corporation, Majestic-Star Entertainment

Architects: Douglas Pairman Hall, Paul C. Reilly

Firms: Reilly & Hall

Functions: Movies, Performing Arts

Styles: Colonial Revival

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 973.383.3700

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The Newton Theatre

The Newton Theatre opened May 15, 1924, with 1,000 seats. In 2002, a 2/9 Robert-Morton pipe organ was installed, as the original one was long gone. Built for the small town of Newton, this now-twinned theatre showed films until it closed on 21st October 2007.

Renovations were carried out and the Newton Theatre was reopened on May 16, 2008 screening first run and classic movies. Sadly in was closed by Majestic-Star Entertainment in September 2010. Purchased by new owners in spring of 2011, it was restored back to its single screen configuration, and re-opened as a performing arts center on September 9, 2011 with a performance by Todd Rundgren. In 2015 it was equipped with a digital projector, and movies returned in July 2015.

Contributed by Ross Melnick

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 18, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Beautiful Theatre.It could not be saved? Thanks Fred and Justin for articles and comments. A pity.

HAMMER77777 on November 9, 2010 at 12:56 am


TheNewtonTheatre on March 1, 2011 at 1:42 am

Hello Everyone…

We are looking for photos, comments, and history of the Newton Theatre…
Please stop by the Friends of The Newton Theatre page at:

or facebook at:
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Thank you!

TheNewtonTheatre on April 14, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Hello all, we are in the process of re-opening the theatre, converting it back to a single screen, and will be presenting concerts, comedy, dance, and film. Thanks for all the kind comments!

moviebuff82 on April 14, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Ur Welcome….will recent movies be shown at this theater, and how much will it cost for concerts, events, and movies?

moviebuff82 on December 9, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Just saw a concert by Graham Parker and the Rumour on friday night. It was awesome!!! The acoustics of this theater were ok but not as good as say radio city or other big venues. Seating is improved inside the theater and it was crowded.

TheNewtonTheatre on May 13, 2015 at 12:52 am

Hi Friends: We have acquired a new digital cinema projector, along with a new movie screen and cinema sound system… hopefully showing movies in June 2015!

TheNewtonTheatre on August 3, 2016 at 3:54 am

Movies are back at the Newton Theatre! All new digital cinema projector, Meyer Surround Sound System, 30' screen! Check our schedule at

moviebuff82 on August 30, 2017 at 10:52 pm

Thankfully it’s back. Prices are very reasonable.

Moviefan333 on January 10, 2023 at 7:16 pm

This is a very fine Theatre. Wonderful live ax. Excellent acoustics and sightlines. Great that they’re still doing movies in between the live shows too. Get to the theater and try one of the good restaurants in Newton New Jersey

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