Park Theatre

238 US-1,
West Haven, CT 06516

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Park Theatre

The Park Theatre, in the Allington section of West Haven, is right across a green from the (now demolished) Forest Theatre. Although the Park Theatre closed down around 1943 its name is still etched above what must have been the entrance to its lobby. That space now houses a clothing shop. I do not know for what the former auditorium is used.

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kayla379moon on April 22, 2004 at 7:13 pm

aaafter speaking to the owner of the Forest theater I found out that his grandfather who owned the forest befor he passed away owned the park theater It was shut down shortly after the forest was purchased by him in 1943

shoeshoe14 on March 17, 2007 at 2:21 pm

The current storefronts are a barber, package store, Cosmetology Academy and an Indian restaurant. On the right side in the back is a small garage door, maybe from another use when it closed.

In the rear, it’s apparent that the current stucco was just spackled on carelessly as it’s chipping off everywhere to expose the original brickwork underneath.

gabby648 on August 28, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Has anyone ever seen a picture of this Park Theatre? I’m searching for one and more history to preserve it for the town.

MarcFriedland on November 25, 2016 at 6:48 pm

Hey gabby648, I don’t know if you’re still interested, just letting you know I added a photo of the Park Theatre, and about 20 more photos of theatres around New Haven, as well.

davidplomin on December 9, 2019 at 7:18 pm

So West Haven used to have 8 theaters, but they’re all gone now. Sad. Where do these people go for entertainment? The city couldn’t even keep ONE for a community center?

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