Woodbridge in Middlesex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Embassy Theatre was the first movie house in Iselin. It was owned by Iselin resident S. A. Limoli. Ground was broken in 1927 and the theatre was opened to the public on March 10, 1928. It was widely received by the public in a grand ceremony, which included speeches from Mayor William A. Ryan of Woodbridge and other guests of honor. The theatre had one screen and seated a capacity of nearly 600 people; a balcony allowed for an additional 300 people. The Embassy featured two evening performances each day, with live musical accompaniment for silent films from a three-console Kimball organ. Local residents could see the latest features, as well as special nights featuring fashion shows and vaudeville performances. In the 1940s, the theatre’s name was changed to the Iselin Theatre, when ownership was transferred to the Lightstone Company. It remained open until the mid-1980s. The original building remains today, housing retail stores and offices. More information visit www.wthpc.org
Woodbridge Township Historic Preservation Commission
Mayor John E. McCormac Woodbridge Township 2013
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. A significant historical date for this entry is March 10, 1928.
Location. 40° 33.305′ N, 74° 17.285′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of S Park Drive and Clayton Court on S Park Drive. The marker is in the Marion & Norman Tanzman Recreation Area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodbridge NJ 07095, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. John's Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Isaac Inslee Estates (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Inman (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Woman’s Club of Fords (about 300 feet away); Salamander Works (about 600 feet away); Star Eagle Section (about 600 feet away); The Clay-and-Brick Industry (about 600 feet away); Historic Green Street (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
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