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Previously operated by: Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.
The DeWitt Theatre was opened December 20, 1923 with 8 big acts of B.F. Keith Vaudeville and the photoplay “Flaming Youth” starring Coleen Moore. It was equipped with a Wurlitzer 3 manual 10 ranks theatre organ. This theatre is most remembered for hosting Sandra Dee Day on March 22, 1960. Dee was a native of Bayonne, NJ. The theatre closed as a movie theatre in September 1972. It then presented 3 days of concerts . In the following three days concerts were presented by actor, producer & director Paul De Angelo of Bayonne were held in the building on 11th, 13th & 14th October 1972. At that time Paul De Angelo was in negotiations to purchasing the theatre, but was thwarted by an offer from McDonalds. It was demolished in early-1973 and by fall of 1973 a McDonalds had been built and opened on the site.
The first related link shows Ms. Dee in front of the theatre.
The second related link is a print of the theatre on sale at the local historical society.
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