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Forest Theatre

2002 Photo from the Roger Katz collection.
2 Forest Rd
West Haven CT 06516

Demolished 2011
Record #501  
 Opened: 1930
 Closed: February 26, 2004
 Demolished: 2011
Capacity: 600 seats
Architectural Style(s):
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Current Organ: none
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Information for this tour was contributed by Roger Katz.

The 600-seat single screen Forest Theatre opened in 1930. It was remodeled after a fire in 1965. The theatre showed second-run films and was struggling to stay in business, as are most sub-run theatres nowadays.

The concession stand and arcade are oddly located in the auditorium itself. The owner hopes to twin the theatre in the future and move the concession stand to what is now an ice cream parlor next door.

The theater closed on February 26, 2004 and was demolished on January 12, 2011.

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2002 photos from the Roger Katz collection.

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Last featured 3/10/2004. Last edited 1/17/2011.

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