Queen Anne Theatre

44 Queen Anne Road,
Bogota, NJ 07603

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Previously operated by: Brandt Theaters

Architects: Hector Hamilton

Functions: Retail

Styles: Italian Renaissance

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Queen Anne Theatre

The Queen Anne Theatre was opened on April 29, 1928 with John Harron in “Their Hour”. It was equipped with a 3 manual Marr and Colton organ. Still listed in the 1951 Film Daily Yearbook, this theatre was showing porn in the 1980’s before it closed. The auditorium section of the building is currently vacant, the foyer is in use as a dry cleaning business.

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Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on December 4, 2008 at 7:55 pm

Even back in 1961, the Queen Anne showed Adults Only fare:

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on December 4, 2008 at 10:23 pm

“Adults Only fare”?

Were they being exploitative? Breathless was Godard’s legendary first film, for those who don’t know, and one of the classics of the French New Wave cinema.

moviebuff82 on December 4, 2008 at 10:34 pm

I think so. This was before the ratings system came into effect in the later 1960’s and porn broke out into the mainstream.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on December 4, 2008 at 10:35 pm

I’d say they were being exploitative. The Adults Only tag sure looks enticing and probably lured many people into the theater, especially back in 1961. I’m surprised the ad for “La Dolce Vita” at the Bellevue didn’t use it also.

Talking about exploitative: check out this one for “Birth of Triplets” in 1969:

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“You’ll Gasp – You’ll Wince – You’ll Shudder”. I can’t tell ya how much I miss movie ads like this.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on December 4, 2008 at 10:45 pm

I’m wondering if the co-feature No Greater Sin was the 1941 film about the ‘scourge of syphilis.’ If so, that would make it 28 years old at the time of this showing.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on December 4, 2008 at 10:53 pm

Gerald, I think you’re right. At least that’s the only film with that title I could find on the Internet Movie Database. As for “Birth of Triplets”, that didn’t show up on there at all!

The “Never on Sunday” ad in “61 also has an Adult tag (… "PLEASE! Don’t Bring Children!”)

kencmcintyre on December 5, 2008 at 12:15 pm

Here is the current occupant:

Company: Rainbow Cleaners
Address: 42-44 Queen Anne Rd. Bogota, NJ 07603 Map
Contact: Ara Toutounjian P: 201-488-1822 F: 201-457-1444

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 22, 2013 at 4:39 pm

The “New Theaters” column of the May 17, 1928, issue of The Film Daily ran a brief announcement saying that the Queen Anne Theatre in Bogota, New Jersey, had opened.

joeybombstyle on November 24, 2014 at 4:26 pm

On Route 80 today drove by the theater and the large side doors were open. Keep meaning to stop and get a few pictures of the building before it is too late. I grew up in Bogota and one of my best friends actually would at one time live in one of the apartments above the theater.

dallasmovietheaters on October 30, 2018 at 4:20 pm

Architect Hector Hamilton called this a Roman-styled theatre. It launched with a $30,000 Marr and Colton Three-Manual organ. The 1,400-seat theatre’s grand opening was April 29, 1928 with the film, “Their Hour.”

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