Avenue Theatre

10 N. Pennsylvania Avenue,
Delmar, DE 19940

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rivest266 on May 7, 2017 at 9:39 am

March 14th, 1946 grand opening ad as Delmar in the photo section.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 28, 2010 at 6:16 pm

The May 30, 1936, issue of Boxoffice said that the old Elcora Theatre at Delmar had been reopened as the Delmar Theatre. The operator was Eastern Shores Theatres.

A line from Boxoffice, February 16, 1946: “Lee Insley came in to book for his Avenue in Delmar, Del. House was formerly called the Delmar.” Another item said that Lee Insley had reopened the Delmer Theatre in Delmer, though oddly that item was published in the subsequent issue of Boxoffice.

The December 10, 1955, issue of Boxoffice said “The Middleburg in Middleburg and the Avenue in Delmar, Del. have shuttered.” I haven’t found the Avenue mentioned in Boxoffice as an operating theater after that. It is mentioned retrospectively in a July 26, 1971, item about Paul Wise, who had become manager of the Delmer at the age of 15. He was 38 in 1971, so that was probably in 1948.