Carlton Theatre

7 W. Main Street,
Moorestown, NJ 08057

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Functions: Retail

Previous Names: Criterion Theatre, Moorestown Playhouse

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Carlton Theatre

The Criterion Theatre was opened in 1920 when a Marr & Colton organ was installed. This theater is listed as operating in the 1951 Film Daily Yearbook and closed in the mid-1950’s. It reopened as the Carlton Theatre in 1959 and became an art house theatre, which closed in 1963.

The building was sold and became a live theatre named Moorestown Playhouse. It is now in retail use.

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teecee on July 1, 2006 at 4:09 am

Opened in 1920 by JB Fox. Closed in the mid 1950s but then reopened as the Carlton in 1959. Closed as an art theater in 1963. Then sold and reopened as the Moorestown Playhouse, a live theater venue.

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