Burnside Theatre

580 Burnside Avenue,
East Hartford, CT 06108

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Previously operated by: Liggett-Florin Booking Service

Architects: Morris Rothenberg

Styles: Colonial Revival

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Burnside Theatre

Opened on September 15, 1949 with June Haver in “Look For the Silver Lining”. The Burnside Theatre is listed twice in the 1950 edition of Film Daily Yearbook under Hartford with 800 seats and under Burnside with 750 seats. It was designed by Brooklyn, NY architect Morris Rothenberg. It was twinned on March 19, 1975. This theatre in East Hartford closed in 1980.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 20, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Article, with photo, on the opening of the Burnside Theatre which appeared in Boxoffice magazine, October 8, 1949:
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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on June 22, 2010 at 9:44 pm





Last I knew it was a Social Security Office and had a Doctor Office?


1961 Connecticut Theaters?

1964? and I know for sure 1967, Brandt Theaters of 42nd St., New York, N. Y. Harry had 119 theaters in 1967. Anyone know what happened to Brandt?

More info or photos?

EdmundGlazer on September 30, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Owned by Morris Kepner until closing I worked as one of the projectionist
when it was a single and then a twin. I never remenber of Brandt
theatres. Ed Glazer

rivest266 on February 21, 2017 at 3:46 pm

This opened on September 15th, 1949. The grand opening ad can be found in the photo section.

rivest266 on February 24, 2017 at 4:28 pm

This reopened as a twin cinema on March 19th, 1975. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

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