Criterion Theatre

40 Ames Avenue,
Rutherford, NJ 07070

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Criterion - Rutherford, NJ

The Criterion Theatre was opened on January 27, 1912. It had closed by 1926. The building was destroyed by fire in 1943. A recently built firehouse now stands on the site, adjacent to the original fire house.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 1, 2020 at 6:31 am

The November 30, 1912 issue of The Moving Picture News says that Mr. J. H. Hallberg had sold a Simplex moving picture machine to the Criterion Theatre, Rutherford, New Jersey. According to the book Rutherford: A Brief History, by William Neumann, the Criterion opened on January 27, 1912, and was destroyed by a fire in 1943.

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