Sunday, October 26, 2014



Let’s Go to the Pictures!  1776 (th e Movie), Popcorn, and Theater History

1pm to 4:30pm

For over 100 years, movies have played a great part in the lives of Americans, entertaining, moving and inspiring us. The Maplewood Theater, built in 1927, has existed for much of this time – first as a large combined vaudeville-movie house, then a famed theatrical stage, and finally a neighborhood movie house, now a multiplex.

Stop by Durand-Hedden on Sunday October 26 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. to view this historical transformation in the exhibit: The Maplewood Theater: Its Forgotten Saga . Also view short silent comedies that tickled the fancy of Maplewoodians in the 1920’s or settle in at 2:00 p.m. to watch the rousing award winning film of the musical 1776,which retells the struggle of our founding fathers to declare independence from Britain.

Free popcorn will be available for movie goers at the Country store “concession stand,” which will also be selling classic candy, original Maplewood Theater movie posters, and store favorites such as early American toys, the Doors of Maplewoodposter and Smile, the history of Olympic Park!

The Durand-Hedden House is dedicated to telling the history of the development of Maplewood and the surrounding area in new and engaging ways.  It is located in Grasmere Park at 523 Ridgewood Road in Maplewood.  For more information or to arrange group tours, visit us online at or call 973-763-7712.

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