Grand Theatre

405 S. Main Street,
Williamstown, NJ 08094

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The Road Company (Official)

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Functions: Live Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 856.728.2120

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Grand reopening Gala

The Grand Theatre opened in 1924. It was still operating a movie theatre in 1951.

After closing this theatre became home to the The Road Company as a successful playhouse. Sadly the auditorium roof collapsed on May 14, 2010 due to a particularly heavy snowfall over the winter. All that could be saved was the front of the building.

It was rebuilt, and re-opened on February 16, 2013.

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Recent comments (view all 12 comments)

Killerwithin on November 7, 2006 at 3:49 pm

The Theater was not sold to a local church group in the 1970’s. That wasn’t until the early 1990’s. The Grand ran second-run films thru the 1970’s until 1987. The last film to play there was Wes Craven’s Deadly Friend. After the theater closed, the words “Deadly Friend” hanged on the sign outside for a year. Growing up in Williamstown, I was there every weekend. earliest film I remember seeing was The China Syndrome. The lobby was filled with vinage 1950’s era vending machine that didn’t work and they sold soda in the smallest paper dixie cups. They discouraged people from drinking in the theater itself with signs in the concession area telling you not to do so. The best thing about the theater was how the the whole town came out to the movies in the summer… you didn’t need parking- everyone walked.

LesterELGY on March 1, 2008 at 7:57 pm

SCarino….please contact me for further comments on the Grand Theatre in Williamstown. I’m doing a short history and would like to have you included. Thanks…LesterELGY

HowardBHaas on May 14, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Part of the roof collapsed today. Article here-
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wisdoug on May 14, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Sadly this is more than just a buckle in the roof as the previous article implies. The chances of this being repaired in a month’s time seem pretty slim looking at these photos: View link

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on May 19, 2010 at 11:56 am

That’s probably it for this place unless they have a big insurance policy. Sounds like good things were happening. So this is really a shame.

TLSLOEWS on May 20, 2010 at 1:04 pm

Does not look too good for them.

RickB on February 15, 2013 at 3:57 am

Reopening this weekend with a production of Hairspray. Philadelphia Inquirer story here.

HowardBHaas on July 28, 2013 at 7:53 am

Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer article re summer theater camp at the rebuilt Grand,

m00se1111 on February 4, 2024 at 4:35 pm

Grand just opened another season of live performances. Shows this year include Jimmy Buffett’s Escape from Margaritaville, the Mountaintop, the Bodyguard, My Way, Beautiful and a ‘legends’ cabaret.

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