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History of the Levoy Theatre

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Posted: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 10:36 pm

1908: Levoy Theatre first opens in downtown Millville.

1930: Levoy purchased by Warner Brothers Studios.

1958: Simon Cherivtch buys the Levoy.

1974: Levoy closes. ‘Vanishing Wilderness’ was to be that week’s featured movie.

1995: Levoy Theatre Preservation Society incorporated by Joey Pierce Jr., Jeff Page and Joe Pierce Sr.

1996: The theater is placed on National Register of Historic Places.

2000: Joey Pierce Jr. drowns in Union Lake in Millville.

2008: The Off Broad Street Players agree to become the house theater company at the Levoy.

2010: Financing is finalized and ground broken on the Levoy's restoration.

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