The Eagle Theatre
Eagle Theatre is dedicated to telling meaningful stories through innovative, dynamic, and professional productions that advance the experience of live theatre on our mainstage, in our community engagement, and through educational opportunities.
Our theatre began as a silent film era theatre and operated from 1914 until 1927 under the owner, Samuel Litke. The theatre became repurposed for use as a church for 15 years. In 1959, a local family bought the property and used it until 2006 as storage for their auto-parts company.
In 2006, demolition was planned, but local, devoted residents rallied to save the theatre to ensure downtown revitalization. The Eagle Theatre was reopened as a movie theatre on July 9, 2009, with a screening of Somewhere in Time starring Christopher Reeve. In 2012, the US Department of Agriculture provided more than half a million dollars in loans and grants so that so the nonprofit organization, Eagle Theatre Inc., could purchase the building and for physical improvements including equipment for the stage and ticketing. Friends of Eagle Theatre work with the nonprofit Hammonton Revitalization Corp. to secure the future of this historic theatre.