Globe Theatre

Boardwalk and Delaware Avenue,
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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Firms: Magaziner & Potter

Previous Names: New Nixon Theatre

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Globe Theatre Burlesque Show Ticket

Opened as a vaudeville house on April 14, 1919 with Al Jolson in “Sinbad”, located at 801 Boardwalk at St. Charles Place and Delaware Avenue. In 1926 it became the first theatre in the city to install Vitaphone for sound when Warner Brothers released its first sound film “Don Juan”. In 1928 when the Warner Theatre opened, it turned into a burlesque house and remained as such until it closed in the 1960’s.

It was demolished and the Showboat Hotel & Casino was built on an enlarged site in 1987. Showboat closed August 31, 2014.

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Recent comments (view all 14 comments)

kencmcintyre on June 20, 2009 at 5:45 pm

The Globe theater sign can be seen in this photo:

edblank on October 12, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Can anyone pinpoint for me, please, which of the two corners this was on? Did it face the ocean or was it on St. Charles Place?

kencmcintyre on March 22, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Here is another photo, taken after a fire on the boardwalk:

InesitadaSilva on January 29, 2011 at 6:12 am

Many thanks residents for the above URLs and informative posts. I’d like to share with site visitors a web page regarding one European (actually German) vaudeville act called the Six Rockets that passed through Atlantic City on a couple of occasions. The page here: View link links up many vintage photos from the Act’s two visits there, although sadly none are from inside any theatre itself and rather reveals what an act was up to when not on the stage.

However, I would like to take this opportunity to enquire whether CT readers may know whether some theatres more than others among Atlantic City’s vaudeville houses may have hosted German or European acts (if that’s a possibility at all). A number of the city’s residents claimed German ancestry, so would some houses like the Globe perhaps have catered rather more for the German speaking community? From the German Programm that the girls can be seen reading here: View link it would appear so.

Any suggestions or thoughts are more than welcome. Thank you very much in advance and I trust this post is useful to visitors.

TedLederer on December 6, 2014 at 2:19 am

Does anyone have any information on George Warshaw who went by the stage name George Murray (1904-1965). George performed at and may have managed the Globe along with his wife Eileen in the 1940’s and 1950’s. they had a daughter named Anita. My family is trying to find Anita and/or her children. Ted Lederer

Tonysj on December 13, 2015 at 10:52 pm

Is the current building there still the original globe? Or was it torn down and replaced? They do look somewhat similar.

RickB on December 14, 2015 at 5:44 am

There is no current building. If you’re going by the map on this page, it’s completely wrong; this theater was much farther uptown and would have been torn down for the construction of the Showboat, if not before. Since St. Charles Place no longer exists, Google probably just put a marker at some random spot on the Boardwalk.

marsta2060 on August 22, 2017 at 7:59 am

My mom was a cashier, at the Globe, in the late 30’s. She worked there during the Summer. She lived in Philly. She met my dad there. He was from NYC.

DavidZornig on November 22, 2017 at 3:55 pm

1950s sailboat promoting Globe Burlesque photo added, courtesy of Wm Walsh.

rivest266 on March 11, 2023 at 10:45 am

The Globe theatre opened on April 14th, 1919, with “Sinbad”. Grand opening ad posted.

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