Prince Theater

Route 1,
Princeton, NJ

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rivest266 on September 2, 2013 at 12:15 pm

2 screens on May 24th, 1974. It had shown Deep Throat on September 28th, 1972.

rivest266 on October 2, 2011 at 10:27 am

This was opened by Budco on July 10th, 1962. The grand opening ad is posted here.

hondo59 on December 6, 2009 at 9:23 pm

The Prince was razed completely so the status should be changed to closed/demolished.

hondo59 on December 6, 2009 at 9:21 pm

A Pep Boys Auto Store sits on the site of the Prince 3 today. This was an undistinguished building on Route 1 outside of the Princeton town limits. I believe that the theater building was expanded on its “western” side in the 1970s while the original auditorium was twinned.

It was a Budco theater and it sometimes ran X-rated films as pointed out above. The last film I saw here was Die Hard.

BarryMonush on February 9, 2007 at 5:33 am

For a period in the early 1980s, this cinema would show X-Rated Adult Films on one of its screens, while the other two auditoriums were still used for first-run mainstream pictures, which I thought was very odd.

amatin on January 5, 2007 at 9:14 am

It was a Budco Triplex when I moved to Princeton in 1980. I think the last movie I saw there was Total Recall in 1990.

teecee on March 2, 2006 at 12:30 am

Listed as a 3 screen Budco Theatre in the 1985 International Motion Picture Almanac.

JackS124 on December 27, 2005 at 5:08 pm

The Prince 3 ended its days in the early 90’s (probably ‘92-'93) as a discount movie house showing 2nd run films for $2 for all seats at all times.

shoeshoe14 on December 9, 2005 at 7:47 pm

I’m watching the documentary now and in the special features section it shows the theater in black and white in a newspaper and in the present day. It’s now a Pep Boys. The original prosecutor tours the store and points to where the screen once stood.

teecee on May 13, 2005 at 12:29 pm

On 11/9/67, received smoke damage from a major fire at the nearby sprawling Princeton Bowl and Indoor Ice Skating Rink on Route 1. The bowling alley, ice rink and cocktail lounge were all destroyed in the blaze.