Palace Theatre

121 Market Street,
Passaic, NJ 07055

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rivest266 on February 24, 2019 at 11:06 am

Grand opening ads posted.

rivest266 on February 24, 2019 at 10:48 am

Cause of September 3rd, 1918 fire:

dallasmovietheaters on February 21, 2019 at 7:02 pm

The original Palace Theatre launched September 3, 1918 with “The Reason Why.” A spectacular fire beginning in the projection booth totally destroyed the Palace in December 24, 1921. Architect Abram Preiskel drew the new plans with the theatre built in the same spot. The new theatre launched October 13, 1922. Not sure why 1925 is significant in the description above.

ThePhotoplayer on March 12, 2011 at 5:26 pm

The style of this theater’s architecture is Adam/Greek Revival. I was able to talk some of the employees into seeing the warehouse inside, which was actually the main auditorium. The balcony has been leveled and turned into additional storage. As mentioned, the floor was leveled. The proscenium and stage are still intact, and there is a prominent acoustical dome above the stage area.

kencmcintyre on December 23, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Here is part of an October 1999 article concerning the current occupant:

teecee on March 2, 2006 at 4:50 am

Listed as part of Independent Theater Service, Inc. in the 1956 Film Daily Yearbook.

ctcirc on March 23, 2005 at 6:18 pm

This theater was built and operated by Harry Hecht who died in May, 1951 in Passaic.

teecee on March 11, 2005 at 7:10 pm

Listed in the 1951 FDY at 121 Market Street.

BobFurmanek on September 3, 2004 at 9:53 am

I just learned that this theater had 1400 seats.