The Park Theater Fire

Item ID-  COLL14521,folder2, box 8
Item ID- COLL14521,folder2, box 8

Many Caldwell residents gathered on the Green on July 14, 1974 to watch fire fighters battle the fire that destroyed the beloved Park Theater. The Park Theatre was a  movie theatre which showed films, cartoons and newsreels. It was built along the lines of a traditional movie palace, with a large first floor seating area and another large seating area on a balcony level.  Several shops occupied a central lobby area including a typical soda fountain/luncheonette. In later years, a typical outing  consisted of a triple play (meaning that the customer paid one price, usually $4.00 to see three feature length films at one sitting).  The last movies ever to run at the Park , visible on the marquee in this photograph, were Woody Allen’s  Sleeper, Bananas and What’s up Tiger Lily .

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