Movie Theaters & Drive-In Theaters

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MOVIE THEATERS

  • Ace Theater, 405-407 Maryland Avenue (originally Polonia Theater), later the Capri Art, (1936-1970)
  • Aldine Theater, 806-810 Market Street (1926-1941)
    • Loew's Aldine Theater (1941-1970)
  • Arcadia, 510 Market Street (1921-1956)
  • Castle Mall Theaters: King, Queen, Mall 1 and Mall 2
  • Christiana Mall I & II
  • Cinema 141, Price's Corner
  • Cinema Center, Newark Shopping Center
  • Cine~Mart, Gov. Printz Blvd. ()
  • Concord Mall Cinema
  • Crest Theater, Maryland Ave. & Boxwood Road (1942-1960)
  • Earle Theater, New Castle ()
  • Edge Moor Theater, Gov. Printz Blvd. (Had a Smoking Section) (1941-1980)
  • Grand, 818 Market Street (1871, Restored in 1976)
  • Hopkins Theater, 820 French Street (1951-1965)
  • Loew's Aldine Theater - see Aldine Theater
  • National, 810-812 French Street (1916-1951)
  • Park Theater, 300 block Union Street (1920-1967)
  • Parkway Theater, Delaware Avenue & Adams Street (1921-1931)
    • Loew's Theater 1931-1941)
    • Ritz Theater (1941-1962)
  • Pike Theater, Philadelphia Pike & Darley Road
  • Queen Theater, 500 Market Street (1916-1959)
  • Rialto Theater (originally Lyric Theater and later, Rialto Art), 220-222 Market Street (1918-1982)
  • Ritz Theater - see Parkway Theater
  • State Theater, Main Street, Newark
  • Strand, 2412 Market Street (1920-1952)
  • Towne Theater (Savoy, 1908), 515-517 Market Street (1950-1967)
  • Tri-State Mall Theater
  • Warner, 210 W. 10th Street (1939-1977)
  • Wilmington Manor Theater, DuPont Highway

Not to be overlooked:

  • Playhouse, The, 1000 block Market Street (1913-Present) Now called The DuPont Theater

DRIVE-IN THEATERS

  • Brandywine Drive-In, DuPont Highway (July, 1949-1955)
  • Diamond State Drive-In, Felton Web Site
  • Elk Drive-In (also Elkton Drive-In), Rt 40 (Elkton, MD) (1980?)
  • Ellis Drive-In, DuPont Highway (1955-1965)
  • Kerry Drive-In,  28th Street & Gov. Printz Blvd., NEXT to the Wilmington Ball Park (1951-1961)
  • Naamans Drive-In, Naamans Road (1968-1987)
  • Pleasant Hill Drive-In, Newport Pike (1950-1982)
  • Prices' Corner Drive-In, Centerville Road (1962-1972)
  • Rt. 202 Drive-in, Concord Pike ()

 

 

 

 

Loew's Aldine Theater (Submitted by Joe Johnston, October, 1970)

Left: Towne Theater; Right: Rialto Theater (Submitted by Joe Johnston, October, 1970)

State Theater, Newark, 1981 (Submitted by J. Regan)

Additional Theater Listing for Reference:

  • 11th Ward Theater, Maryland Avenue & Beech Street (1906-1907)
  • Auditorium, The, 11th & Madison Streets (1898 only)
  • Bijou, The, 410 Market Street (1906-1916)
  • Brandywine Springs Park Theater, Faulkland Road near Newport Gap Pike (1899-1916)
  • Garrick Theater, 828-830 Market Street (1903-1930)
  • Hopkins Moving Picture Theater, 1003 Orange Street (1911-1914)
  • Liberty Theater, Heald & Apple Streets (1921-1922)
  • Lyric Theater, 220-222 Market Street (1908-1914)
    • New Lyric, The (1914-1916)
    • Lyric, The (1916-1918)
    • Rialto Theater (1918-1982)
  • Majestic Theater, 703½ Market Street (1911-1927)
  • Nickelodeon, The, 515-517 Market Street (1907-1908)
    • Savoy, The (1908-1950)
    • Towne, The (1950-1967)
  • Palace, The, 117 Market Street (1909-1911)
    • Star, The (1911-1914)
  • Pickwick, The, 504 Market Street (1908-1919)
  • Polonia, The, 405-407 Maryland Avenue (1915-1921)
  • Polonia, The, 305-307 Maryland Avenue (1921-1923)
    • Avenue Theater (1923-1936)
    • Ace Theater (1936-1963)
    • Capri Art Theater (1963-1970)
  • Rex Theater, 708-710 Lincoln Street (1914-1917)
  • Shellpot Park Theater, Philadelphia Pike & Shipley Road (1897-1917)
  • Victoria Theater, 836 Market Street (1914-1920)
  • Victory Theater, 1715 W. 4th Street (1920-1923)
    • Hunt's Theater (1923-1926)
    • Broadway Theater (1926-1929)
  • West End Theater, The, 224 Connell Street (1908-1916)
  • Wonderland Music Theater, The, 7th & Shipley Streets (1896-1903)

 

Revised: November 30, 2012