Lawrence Theatre

70 Lawrence Street,
New Haven, CT 06511

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The Lawrence Theatre was opened prior to 1914. It was still operating in the mid-1960’s.

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mhantholz on May 21, 2010 at 1:01 am

The Lawrence was open well into the mid-1960s. we saw all the Russ Meyer flicks there, including many “adult” films [tame today] like “The Doll” [Sweden,‘64], “Cold Wind In August”, “High Yellow” and others.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 21, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Meyer’s Films were tame has you stated. He did do a big budget for him,wasn’t it “BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS” early 70’s and was a X-rated movie.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on May 22, 2010 at 7:26 am

This theatre is demolished.

classictheaters on July 31, 2010 at 12:36 am

Is this the small theater that was near Yale University? It showed John Waters' PINK FLAMINGOS and other “art” films.
I did see BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, but it was at the Paramount on Temple Street or the Roger Sherman on College Street…

classictheaters on July 31, 2010 at 12:48 am

I just remembered – I saw PINK FLAMINGOS at the LINCOLN THEATER, that is the small theater near Yale. (I should have known when I saw the 710 seating!! The LINCOLN is a much smaller theater, (probably under 300)

geoguy49 on November 4, 2011 at 2:20 am

The Lawrence Theater in the 1950’s was a lot of fun. 25 cent Saturday matinees, with films like “Forbidden Planet” and “Invaders from Mars”—which were scary to a 10 year old kid! I remember walking home from there to our house on Wallace Street (near State) on late fall afternnon with lots of leaves all over the street and long shadows, and spooked by those Sci-Fi B-films. Hah! Nice memories—too bad the place went away.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 7, 2014 at 7:24 pm

The March 1, 1919, issue of The Moving Picture World mentioned the Lawrence Theatre in New Haven.

Gaudio on August 15, 2017 at 8:14 pm

I grew up on Nicole st and went to the Lawrence Theater all the time, my grandmother collected the dish set. Great memories.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 4, 2018 at 6:14 pm

The Lawrence Theatre was listed in the 1914-1915 American Motion Picture Directory.

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