Sandy Hook in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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. Touch 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 Fire House Number 1 (about 300 feet away); Mule Barn (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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, Castles • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 368 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 15, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.