Central Theatre

970 Farmington Avenue,
West Hartford, CT 06107

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Previously operated by: Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.

Functions: Retail

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Central Theatre

The Central Theatre is located in the heart of West Hartford Center. It opened January 17, 1928 with W.C. Fields in “Running Wild” and Patricia Bowman in “Comrades”. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. It Closed in 1979 and is now a mini-mall. The ghost of its earlier marquee can be seen in the slightly stylized ‘Central’ sign that adorns the mini-mall’s entrance.

Contributed by Roger Katz

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

William on November 19, 2003 at 4:18 pm

The Central Theatre seated 900 people.

shoeshoe14 on September 9, 2005 at 8:08 am

I rode by this the other day on bike and stopped in for a look. The walls are marble and the chandeliers are amazing. Don’t know if they were the originals? There’s a bunch of them and there are shops along the hallway. There are also old movie poster metal holders on the walls.

SpikeSpiegel6262044 on January 31, 2006 at 3:25 pm

I have been inside the building also and wow, it’s still beautiful.
Maggie Moos has nice digs.

kencmcintyre on February 9, 2008 at 6:41 pm

The Central can be seen in this 1972 photo:

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on February 22, 2008 at 9:45 am

The Central Theater closed in 1976. It reopened in 1978 as a combination movie theatre/disco before closing for good in 1979.

rivest266 on February 20, 2017 at 2:47 pm

This opened on January 17th, 1928. Grand opening ad in the photo section and below.

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rivest266 on February 20, 2017 at 3:03 pm

January 15th, 1928 grand opening ad in the photo section

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