Welcome To The Historic Darress Theatre!
The Darress is one of the few surviving vaudeville stages in the country. Built
in 1919, the theatre retains much of its original charm. Enter from under the stage and feel as though you have stepped back
We hope this message finds you well. For those who do not know, the theatre
has been for sale and is now under contract and scheduled for a November 30th closing. So, we are having one last film
feature before the new owners take over.
On Friday, November 27th, we will show a double
"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" and "It's A Wonderful Life"
The first movie will start at 5:00
pm with a break in between shows to allow patrons to have dinner.
The second movie will begin at 7:30 pm.
Patrons can bring dinner inside and dine in the theatre if they wish.
We will continue to watch the COVID-19 situation,
and if rules change, we will follow those guidelines. Please watch for any e-mail updates as well as updates on the
There are no tickets for this event, but we will welcome any donations.
note that masks/face coverings will be required by all patrons while in the theatre.
For additional info call the
box office: 973-334-9292
A full-service theatre for the arts--the original vaudeville stage is
the ideal venue for all of our live presentations--plays, stand-up-comedy, and concerts. The theatre also presents independent
and foreign films, and silent films with live organ accompaniment. The Darress Theatre continues to explore new avenues of
entertainment while striving to provide the community with an ever changing array of shows and talent.
Theatre is also available for private parties, weddings, meetings, conferences, seminars, school functions, and fund raisers.
We invite you to come and share with us the spirit of the old vaudeville stage.
Final Show Before Sale
Friday, November 27, 2020
Double Feature Film Show
"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
A Wonderful Life"
But Donations Would Be Appreciated
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Theatre Under Contract
November 30, 2020
Performing Arts Center
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a turn key theater active in nearly all aspects of the entertainment business.
Run movies, plays, lectures, concerts of all kinds in a former Vaudeville venue. You will find here a fly area over the stage
for props and sets, movie projection for 6mm, 35mm, and digital, 2 large movie screens, 2 sound systems and control areas
and much move.
- built in 1920 as a vaudeville theater,
lots of history
- unique reverse
- turn key ready
~ a movie house
~ a concert hall
~ for in studio recording
~ a video production stage
~ to stage children's theater
~ a magician's stage
~ rehearsal space
~ private parties
~ performing arts school
~ community events
on top floor
- off stage dressing rooms
- street parking with good turnover
- parking lots nearby
- on the NYC bus route
- short walk to NYC train
- sight line on roof to NYC for transmission of broadcast signals
- plans to add solar to supplement power