Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Levoy Theatre

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Historic Site Management Grant
Grant Award: $31,500 (2000)
Grant Recipient: Levoy Theatre Preservation Society
County: Cumberland
Municipality: Millville

Built in 1908 and greatly enlarged in 1912, the Classical Revival-style Levoy Theatre is a small-scale example of the movie palaces built throughout the United States in the early-twentieth century. Featuring vaudeville and motion pictures, the theatre was the focus of entertainment in the working-class town of Millville through the mid-1940s. It closed in the mid-1970s.

The Trust grant funded a preservation plan and marketing/feasibility study for the Theatre.

While the Levoy was under renovation in January 2011, the brick walls collapsed and the building was demolished.

For more information, visit: http://www.levoy.net/


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