Manville Movie Theater (part 2)


Hey folks. I just got finished scanning these Manville Movie Theater photos from the Manville Library Archive, which I thought you all might enjoy. All of these photos were taken by Neal Ranauro around 1954 and a couple of them have appeared on this blog before. These versions, however, are higher quality scans from the original negatives. They are huge and let’s be honest they are too awesome not to look at again. The Manville theater was in the same building that the massage parlor is on Main Street between Rosalie St. and Beekman St. You can recognize it from the weird rectangular shape on the front of the building, which is still currently there. All of the photos will enlarge twice if you click on them twice.

Please feel free to share these via social media, but please use the share buttons on the bottom of the posts so the the photos will link back to this site. It’s super important to establish this site as a trusted source of old Manville photos so people will submit more, and in turn I can share them all with you guys! In the meantime thanks for looking and stay tuned as I will be posting many many many more originally sourced photos in the near future!

Thanks again for the town of Manville and the folks over at the library for allowing me to digitally archive these, and literally thousands of other photos which I will be getting up here just as soon as I can get them all cropped and scanned.



8 thoughts on “Manville Movie Theater (part 2)

  1. great photos would love to see you do a post about the rustic mall i have fond memories of that place used to work at the drug fair there

  2. so cool. thanx for uploading these. this was my grampa’s place. my gramma also worked there and i think my mom too when she was young. it was closed before i was born though.

  3. πŸ“½ I see Chris Pappas (Crystal Restaurant) also ladies in the back: Mary Baranowski, Yolanda Szukis, Dolores Getzy, Olga Hribar ……

  4. Love the photo’s at the Manville theater. Was this a special occasion since such a huge turnout? So many classmates I recognize but names are difficult after all these years.

  5. Fantastic my mom is on the sidelines since she was working when this pic was taken, in addition to all my Aunts, my Uncle and my Grandparents being in the photo. πŸ™‚

  6. Imagine how goopy and sticky those seats directly beneath the balcony are.One would learn quite quickly to never sit there.Stuff was always coming over the wall on the balcony.And someone was always being dragged outside for doing it.
    I can also imagine how hard it was to keep that place in order after a matinee or two

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