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Sandy Hook in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Post Theater

 
 
Post Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
1. Post Theater Marker
This is the 26th in a series of 39 markers on the Fort Hancock Walking Tour.
Inscription.
Soldiers could catch the latest films of the day at the Post Theater, which seated 300. The average ticket price in the 1930s and 1940s was ten cents.

Fort Hancock was in operation from 1895 to 1974.
 
Erected by Gateway National Recreation Area. (Marker Number 26.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Fort Hancock Walking Tour marker series.
 
Location. 40° 27.857′ N, 74° 0.325′ W. Marker is in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on Kessler Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in the Fort Hancock area in the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. Marker is in this post office area: Highlands NJ 07732, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Officers Row (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Baked Fresh Daily! (within shouting distance of this marker); History House (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Victory Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Quartermaster Storehouse
Marker in Fort Hancock image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
2. Marker in Fort Hancock
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fire House Number 1 (about 300 feet away); Mule Barn (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sandy Hook.
 
More about this marker. The background of the marker features a photo showing the Post Theater as it appeared on opening night in 1933. A photo at the lower left of the marker shows the Theater audience in 1945.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNotable Buildings
 
Marker at the Post Theater image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
3. Marker at the Post Theater
Fort Hancock Post Theater image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
4. Fort Hancock Post Theater
The Post Theater is Building #67 at Fort Hancock.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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