Barnum Theatre

1828-1830 Barnum Avenue,
Bridgeport, CT 06610

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Architects: Charles H. Abramowitz

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Barnum Theatre

The Barnum Theatre was opened in 1947, and is located on the eponymously-named Barnum Avenue.

Contributed by Roger Katz

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William on December 17, 2003 at 7:04 pm

The architect of the Barnum Theatre was Charles H. Abramowitz.

kencmcintyre on November 21, 2006 at 7:32 pm

An MGM film called “The Unfinished Dance” with Danny Thomas and Margaret O'Brien was playing at the Barnum on 11/16/47. Other theaters advertised that day were the Colonial, Rivoli, Black Rock, West End, Brooklawn, Stratford, Bostwick, Community, Lyric and E.M. Loew’s Milford Open-Air Drive In.

shoeshoe14 on August 15, 2007 at 10:55 pm

The Barnum is for sale! Any takers? The sign said it was 2 floors, 1900 sq ft each floor.

shoeshoe14 on August 15, 2007 at 11:09 pm

One more thing. This theater is very structurally sound. The side on the left is freshly painted a stunning lavendar/violet all the way to the back of the former auditorium. The windows look new. It’s pretty long, maybe 100 feet or more. And it’s very near the continuance of Route 1 into Stratford where the neighborhood/light industry end.

kencmcintyre on May 18, 2009 at 1:53 am

Here is an August 1958 ad from the Bridgeport Post:

barrygoodkin on August 1, 2009 at 10:48 pm

The Barnum Theatre opened around 1917 and closed on June 3, 1966 and was converted for commercial use.

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