Whitney Theater

1220 Whitney Avenue,
Whitneyville, CT 06517

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Architects: Benjamin Schlanger, Jacob Weinstein

Functions: Housing, Retail

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Whitney Theater

A wonderful old neighborhood theater in the north New Haven district of Whitneyville. The Whitney Theatre opened in 1940, and was closed around 1984. It was designed by local Hamden architect Jacob Weinstein, in collaboration with Benjamin Schlanger. There were 978 seats in orchestra and balcony levels.

It has now been much altered and developed into condos and retail.

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Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on August 22, 2007 at 8:41 pm

This theatre isn’t demolished. It has been converted into condos.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on August 18, 2010 at 6:28 am

Status still needs to be changed.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 8, 2010 at 3:19 pm

March 24 1970 and “CACTUS FLOWER” is playing.Having been booked in several area theatres.

muzicman1975 on September 19, 2011 at 2:39 am

The Whitney had a snall-town charm with it’s small concessions ares always featuring free hot coffee. I filled in summers wheen the managers went on vacations or if someone was out sick. In my opinion, this wonderul piece of art in itself comes in second to the Cinemart, and followed by the Strand on Dixwell Avenue. Now they are sll gone.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on December 3, 2014 at 8:52 am

Closed around 1984.

classictheaters on July 30, 2019 at 11:09 pm

The Whitney snagged the regional premiere of “JAWS' in 1976 – the film played to sell out crowds forever!

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