Together, these sketches help to create a more complete picture of the history of new jersey. Aug 09, 2016 history of the theatre, 10 th edition by oscar g. The jersey city stanley theater was designed by fred wesley wentworth in a more venetian theme, but the architectural similarlities are easily apparent. Gabriele is a lifelong new jersey resident and a graduate of montclair state university. List of books and articles about new jersey history online. Stanley theater jersey city assembly hall of jehovahs. News story about the restoration of the stanley theater in jersey city. History and legends by william mcmahon, envisioning new jersey. The stanley theater at kennedy boulevard and pavonia avenue is near journal square in jersey city, new jersey. The renovations were completed almost entirely by jehovahs witnesses who volunteered to work on this project. Photos of stanley theatre in jersey city, nj cinema.
The theater opened to the public on march 24, 1928. Ua state theatre in jersey city, nj cinema treasures. Special arrangements can be made for tours outside of normal business hours with more advance notice. The history of theatrical performances in jersey can be traced back to the 18th century. The opera house, opened by lillie langtry in 1900, and the jersey arts centre are the main performance spaces, although performances also take place in parish halls and other venues. He is a member of the executive board of the nutley historical society and is on the advisory board of the clifton arts center. Seen here is the larger jersey city stanley theater, located at journal square. Greatest story ever told grateful dead stanley theater jersey city, nj 92872. I think i would have gone if they had one flat and one in scope. Great or city dionysia in athens, tribes competed against one another. The paramount theatre opened on october 11, 1886 as h. Architecture fans may notice that the spanish facade is a little out of place on south orange avenue. Jersey city, the womans club, c1899, by harriet phillips eaton page images at hathitrust old bergen. Merrow, the nephew of proctor theater circuit owner frederick f.
The stanley theater 2932 kennedy boulevard, corner of pavonia avenue and the boulevard at journal square new jersey register of historic. The ninth edition retains all of the traditional features that have made history of the theatre a classic for over thirty years, including over 530 photos and illustrations, useful maps, and the expertise of oscar brockett, one of the most widely respected theatre historians in the field. A history of the garden state presents a fresh, comprehensive overview of new jerseys history from the prehistoric era to the present. Books on new jersey history local and regional history, genealogy and pictorial histories from broughs books. It is bordered by new york state n and, across the hudson river and new york harbor, e, the atlantic ocean e, delaware, across delaware bay and river sw, and pennsylvania, across the delaware river w. View stanley theatres concert history along with concert photos, videos, setlists, and more.
Feb 08, 2015 discover ideas about bergen county new jersey. The tours are extensive and include a dvd presentation of the buildings history and the assemblys mission, and includes a complementary. Media in category stanley theater jersey city the following 8 files are in this category, out of 8 total. The stanley center for the arts sca is a regional arts service organization dedicated to building a better way of living through the arts in oneida, herkimer and madison counties. Stanley theatre in jersey city, nj cinema treasures. Aug 10, 2014 i have depressingly few books on the history of new jersey, but the ones i do have are pretty good. The jersey city stanley was much larger than the newark stanley, with 4200 seats, versus 1200. Do you want to know the entry ticket price for stanley theatre. For many who grew up there, brooklyn was a borough of music way before the barclays center. Stanley theater jersey city, nj the building that housed t flickr. Loews jersey theatre, journal square, jersey city nj. New yorkafter a sixmonth renovation, jehovahs witnesses reopened the historic stanley theater in jersey city, new jersey, on april, 20. Feb 8, 2015 stanley warner theater in paramus nj 1969. Jersey city new jersey movie theater theatre old photos vintage photos comin home abandoned mansions jehovahs witnesses.
He is the author of the golden age of bicycle racing in new jersey, and has worked as a journalist for over 35 years. Get stanley theatre, jersey city, nj, usa setlists view them, share them, discuss them with other stanley theatre, jersey city, nj, usa fans for free on. See 58 photos and 5 tips from 326 visitors to stanley theater jersey city assembly hall of jehovahs witnesses. Discover librarianselected research resources on american theater history from the questia online library, including fulltext online books, academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more. Stanley theater jersey city jersey city, new jersey. The stanley theater has been a fixture in new jersey since the late 1920s. The stanley theater showing the carpetbaggers movie. Presenting both orchestral and stage shows plus hollywood new releases, it quickly became a cultural hub in the bustling journal square neighborhood. Here is a photo book made to show the renovation and finished theater. New jersey history books on local and regional history of the united states. The stanley theatre was opened on march 28, 1928 with the feature film. In march of 1928, when the stanley theater first opened, its 4300 seats earned it the rank of the second largest theater on the east coast with new york citys. Designed by architect fred wesley wentworth, it was the second largest. A history of the jersey centrals new jersey southern division railroad.
List of books and articles about new jersey history. This is a list of all the new jersey telephone books in my collection at its peak. Stanley theatre, jersey city, nj september 27, 1972 grateful dead on allmusic 1998 for the first entry in the dicks picks series. The witnesses have used the stanley as an assembly hall for large public bible seminars for almost 30 years. It was the 2nd largest theater on the east coast surpassed only by new yorks radio city music hall. Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about.
The state has a rich native american heritage and complex colonial history. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Choose from used and new textbooks or get instant access with etextbooks and digital materials. Stanley theater jersey city, new jersey news newspapers books scholar jstor september.
Mayor frank hague attended the ceremonies that evening and, with the audience, was greeted on the screen by actress norma talmadge. Stanley warner theater in paramus nj 1969 paramus, bergen. While most attention is paid to the abandoned theaters in new york city, the abandoned theaters of new jersey in newark, and passaic are worth a look. The building that housed the stanley theater is currently a jehovahs witness assembly. Description the 4,300 seat stanley theater first opened on march 22, 1928. Looks like a good crowd for the ten commandments at the stanley. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Stanley theater jersey city assembly hall of jehovahs witnesses. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle device. Jehovahs witnesses renovate historic stanley theater. Stanley theater, jersey city, nj 92772 live by the grateful dead on amazon music. I do rememebr the last 2 films to play there were flat.
Opened in 1929, it was one of the five loews wonder theatres, a series of flagship loews movie palaces in the new york city area. Witnesses have renovated the historic stanley theater in jersey city. An inside look at the stanley theaters celestial restoration. Harrison, 1920, by daniel van winkle page images at. Former maxwell house coffee plant in hoboken, new jersery, from the hoboken historical museum. Bergen county new jersey garden state plaza fair lawn ali macgraw moving to florida drive in theater jersey girl good ole the good old days.
The findings of archaeologists, political, social, and economic historians provide a new look at how the garden state has evolved. Discover librarianselected research resources on new jersey history from the questia online library, including fulltext online books, academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more. Full online access to this resource is only available at the library of congress. Facade of loews stanley theater jersey city new jersey usa. Nov 16, 2012 greatest story ever told grateful dead stanley theater jersey city, nj 92872.
The first permanent theater structures in rome were dedicated to the god venus. Stanley theater jersey city, jersey city, new jersey. The newark paramount theatre after the final curtain. Gabriele offers this delicious history collected from interviews with owners, patrons and expertsand indulges in many fond memories of new jersey. History history index history az new jersey history united states new jersey travel new jersey new jersey genealogy delaware civil war new jersey new jersey sports united states history united states us presidents usa 19th century usa 20th century founding of america colonial period the american west native americans slavery civil rights. Choose from used and new textbooks or get instant access with etextbooks and. Balleines history is the foundation stone of modern jersey scholarship. This was a refuge for the people of jersey city, notes historian.
The stanley theater at kennedy boulevard and pavonia avenue is near journal square in. It probably represents all of the telephone books issued for new jersey in the 1960s, except a few yellow pagesonly books. Mar 23, 2011 rko proctors theatre opened in newark, nj on november 25, 1915 as the proctors palace theatre. Title stanley theatre, journal square, jersey city, new jersey afd 1928. The concert history of stanley theatre jersey city, nj. Victorian summers at the grand hotels of long branch, new jersey by george h.
I have depressingly few books on the history of new jersey, but the ones i do have are pretty good. I highly recommend the encyclopedia of new jersey, which was published by rutgers university. Berlin, nj 08091, 8567671525 visit cruisinggays for hookup, photos and a map of bookstores sex shops theatres in or out in philadelphia. When it opened in 1928, the stanley theater in journal square was one of the greatest old movie palaces and the secondlargest on the east coast, next to radio city. Find history of theater textbooks at up to 90% off. Jersey city and its historic sites, by harriet phillips eaton. Jan 05, 2017 jersey digs gets an inside look at one of the east coasts most spectacular theaters, the stanley in the journal square neighborhood of jersey city. Jersey boasts a proud and distinctive history, stretching across generations of war and treasure, seafarers and invaders, kings and fishermen. Rko proctors theatre opened in newark, nj on november 25, 1915 as the proctors palace theatre. Facade of loews stanley theater jersey city new jersey. Nov 29, 2012 while most attention is paid to the abandoned theaters in new york city, the abandoned theaters of new jersey in newark, and passaic are worth a look. Greatest story ever told grateful dead stanley theater.
Search the history of over 424 billion web pages on the internet. Hildy considered to be the bible of theatre history, this is an essential and accessible pick offering the most comprehensive coverage of european, american, asian, african, and latin american theatrical traditions throughout history. A grand staircase and impressive crystal chandelier highlighted the. Stanley theater, nj 12 with richard polton and kurt siegelin. The palace was a double decker theater, which meant that one auditorium was stacked on top of the other, a rare design choice at the time. What are the best books on the history of new jersey. The history of diners in new jersey history books local. This theater closed during the short time lived in jersey city.
Does anyone know if the stanley theater now called. Forgotten towns of southern new jersey beck, henry on. Theatre history theatre history 1 an internet textbook by scott r. Please call 3156242943 at least one week prior to your perspective tour date two weeks for. Stanley theater jersey city past and present library guides at. It was also the 2nd largest atmospheric style movie theatre ever built in the usa, and ultimately the 11th largest movie theatre ever built in america. The volunteers came from various parts of the united states to share in improving an antique building with a unique history. Stanley theatre, jersey city, nj, usa concert setlists. I regret i didnt go to the theater before it closed. New jersey, middle atlantic state of the e united states. The renovation has improved the theater s functionality as a center for free bible education. The paramount is one of the 22 theaters in my new book after the final curtain.
A practical guide to viewpoints and composition by anne bogart and tina landau modeled on a technique of physical improvisation that grew out. I lived in jersey city in 1977 for about a month and it was a quad then when i saw petes dragon there. More astute observers will notice the old theater marquee and deduce that what must now be a church used to be a theater. See 58 photos and 5 tips from 326 visitors to stanley theater jersey city assembly. This was jersey citys first real movie palace and it closed in december 1990, and was sadly demolished in 1997. Tours of the historic stanley theatre are available by appointment during business hours.
Nj history books do you know the history of your town. Swedes and finns of new sweden, who predominated in the delaware valley after 1638. List of books and articles about american theater history. The stanley theatre was opened on march 28, 1928 with the feature film the dove starring norma tallmadge and gilbert roland. Jersey city history stanley theater jersey city landmarks. Photo, print, drawing stanley theatre, journal square, jersey city, new jersey afd 1928.
When jehovahs witnesses in the united states purchased the stanley theater in jersey city, new jersey, the building was on the state. States to share in improving an antique building with a unique history. Sep 24, 20 although the industry is all but gone today, new jersey was once the hub of diner manufacturing, making mobile eateries that fed hungry americans as far away as the west coast. Does anyone know if the stanley theater now called assembly of jehovahs witnesses has a website. Richard polton has written a history of the career for fred wesley wentworth. Home browse music and performing arts theater american theater history. The newark gospel tabernaclestanley theater is a gem of a building that even many vailsburgers dont know about. In honor of national book lovers day, we put together a list of our top 10 books about theatre for you complete with recommended shows to enhance your experience. The loews jersey theatre is a movie palace type theater and live entertainment venue located in jersey city, new jersey. The dan mcnulty collection images of america by kenneth french jersey city postcards nj postcard history series. The stanley theater at kennedy boulevard and pavonia avenue is near journal square in jersey city, new jersey the theater opened to the public on march 24, 1928.927 421 537 1180 1252 367 770 477 1344 638 58 962 188 564 1572 164 982 1075 894 1279 1348 274 596 1433 274 647 120 731 1136 1291 26 748 11