Shore Theatre

1831 Atlantic Avenue,
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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Architects: David Supowitz

Previous Names: Cinema Theatre

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The Cinema Theatre was opened by Harry I. Waxman on June 29, 1940 with Loretta Young in “The Doctor Takes a Wife”. On March 28, 1952 it was renamed Shore Theatre. and listed in 1956, 1961, and 1970 Film Daily Yearbooks. Additionally listed in the 1961 FDY as part of Fox Theatres. Additionally listed in the 1970 FDY as part of G.G. Theatres. It was last operated by Hamid Theatres who closed it in 1973.

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Ed Solero
Ed Solero on May 23, 2013 at 1:25 pm

This theater should be listed as demolished. The portion of the block where the Shore was located, is now occupied by a large steam and water supply plant, built in 1998 by a company called Conectiv. The facility is shown in the street view above, and is called the Midtown Thermal Control Center.

MSC77 on October 1, 2021 at 9:08 pm

Did “West Side Story” have a roadshow run at this venue?

MSC77 on October 6, 2021 at 11:59 am

m00se1111… It’s unclear to me if you are being genuine or snarky. My query was not a request for tips on how to conduct research (and you’d know this if you were familiar with my hundreds of articles and thousands of internet postings). Anyway, 1962 is the year in question (not 1961). And moreover the NJ State Library does not in fact possess the Atlantic City newspaper for the relevant timeframe.

rivest266 on March 8, 2023 at 3:43 am

Closed by Hamid Theatres in 1973.

rivest266 on March 8, 2023 at 10:36 am

Renamed Shore on March 28th, 1952. Grand opening ad posted.

50sSNIPES on March 8, 2023 at 12:25 pm

Question: What’s the oldest theater in America to have the “Cinema” name?

Mikeoaklandpark on March 9, 2023 at 2:01 pm

This theater was another Hamid theater with no masking or curtains

rivest266 on March 10, 2023 at 2:55 pm

A Cinema theatre opened in December 1929 in Chicago, IL, 50s SNIPES.

50sSNIPES on March 11, 2023 at 4:59 am

Neat! Thanks Rivest!

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