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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 in time.

 Dear Darress Theatre Patrons

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 feature:

 "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" and "It's A Wonderful Life"


5:00 pm


7:30 pm

 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 website.

There are no tickets for this event, but we will welcome any donations.

 Please 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.

The Darress 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.

 Coming Soon!

 Final Show Before Sale

Friday, November 27, 2020

 Double Feature Film Show

"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
"It's A Wonderful Life"

Free Admission
But Donations Would Be Appreciated

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Theatre Under Contract
Closing Scheduled for
November 30, 2020

Full Service
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 screen entry
  • turn key ready as:
       ~ 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
       ~ lectures
       ~ performing arts school
       ~ community events
  • apartment on top floor
  • restrooms
  • 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