The Eagle Theatre originally opened its doors in 1914 as a silent movie theatre house. Built by Samuel Litke exclusively for this purpose, it was a unique theatre that remained open until the advent of the talkies in 1929.
Through the years, The Eagle Theatre served as a church, an apartment, and a storage facility when it was rediscovered in 2007 when it faced demolition to make room for parking. Through the incredible determination and hard work of volunteers from Hammonton and the surrounding communities, The Eagle Theatre was brought back to its glory and reopened on June 6th of 2009 to serve as a culturally diverse performing arts center in Downtown Hammonton.
[+ ZOOM] The Eagle Theatre in Hammonton ©PPA
Today, The Eagle Theatre is a nonprofit arts organization that serves audiences throughout Southern New Jersey with traditional and innovative productions from touring theatres, live bands, and its resident community theatre organization The 2nd and Vine Players. Seating 208 patrons and featuring state of the art light and sound, The Eagle Theatre has brought a new artistic epicenter to the area.