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Latin Casino
Latin Casino Theatre Restaurant Cherry Hill New Jersey
Former names'Carroll's'
located at 1309 Walnut Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1943)
LocationCherry Hill, New Jersey (1960)
OwnerStanley and Beatrice Carroll (1944-1968)

Arthur Friedman and Jack Price (1943-1951)

David Dushoff and Daniel “Dallas” Gerson (1951-1978)
Seating typeShowroom Tables & Booth seating
Construction cost$3 million (1960)

Dean Martin At The Latin Casinos

Enjoying great success in music, film, television, and the stage, Dean Martin was less an entertainer than an icon, the eternal essence of cool. A member of the legendary Rat Pack, he lived and died the high life of booze, broads and bright lights, always projecting a sense of utter detachment and serenity; along with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr. And the other chosen few who breathed the. The Latin Casino was a Philadelphia-area nightclub that first opened in 1944 at 1309 Walnut Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Many top entertainers performed at the Latin including Harry Belafonte, Jimmy Durante, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Richard Pryor, Jerry Lewis, Milton Berle, Lena Horne, Pearl Bailey, Louis Armstrong, Lionel Hampton, and Joey Bishop.

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The Latin Casino was a Philadelphia-area nightclub that first opened in 1944 at 1309 Walnut Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Many top entertainers performed at the Latin including Harry Belafonte, Jimmy Durante, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Richard Pryor, Jerry Lewis, Milton Berle, Lena Horne, Pearl Bailey, Louis Armstrong, Lionel Hampton, and Joey Bishop. The Latin was a very popular Center City nightclub for a decade.[2]

In 1960, owners Stanley and Bea Carroll of “Carroll’s” David Dushoff and Daniel 'Dallas' Gerson relocated the nightclub to 2235 Route 70 in nearby Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States and built the plush 1,500-seat, Vegas-style[3] dinner theater renamed from the 'Latin' to the 'Latin Casino', although casino gambling was not included. It was considered one of the fanciest, hippest dinner nightclub experiences of that time featuring dinner, drinks and a showcase of top entertainment and was called 'The Showplace of the Stars'[4].

Following a period of strong popular success, the Latin Casino finally closed in the summer of 1978 as an indication of an end of era and a symbol of the evolution of Pop culture. Five months later, at the height of the disco craze, it reopened as an exotic disco club, Emerald City (inspired by the Wizard of Oz fabled city Emerald City). Success was short lived and was converted to a venue for progressive rock bands and finally closed in December 1982 and later demolished for commercial use.[2]


The supper club was opened in 1943 by Jack Price and Arthur Friedman. Friedman, a US Army veteran, was the key--because of his veteran status--to obtaing the liquor license needed to open and operate the night club. Arthur Friedman was Jack Price's nephew. He was the son of Frieda Friedman who was Jack Price's sister. The night club was then purchased by Stanley and Bea Carroll, David Dushoff and Dallas Gerson in 1951[5] and was originally located near Juniper and Walnut Streets in Center City, Philadelphia. Frustrated by Pennsylvania's restrictive liquor laws, conflicts with city officials, the desire for more parking space[5], and outgrowing its small size, the two owners decided to move across the Delaware River five miles to Delaware Township, New Jersey (soon to be renamed Cherry Hill) in 1960. The new Latin was four times as large[6] and located diagonally across the highway from the Seashore Line tracks and Garden State Park. Some of the first acts who played The Latin were Patti Page, comedian Sammy Shore, and Johnny Mathis.

Dean Martin At The Latin Casino Hotel

Dean Martin At The Latin Casino

'The Latin' was a famous showroom for showcasing entertainers like Cherry Hill Estates neighbors Bobby Darin, Al Martino, and Frankie Avalon (whose family had ownership interests in a popular pizzeria 'King of Pizza' diagonally across Route 70). Stars that appeared on stage and frequented the area were Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Richard Pryor (who recorded his 1975 album ..Is It Something I Said? there), Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Pat Cooper, The Temptations, The Supremes[7], Liza Minnelli, Tom Jones, Donna Summer, B.B. King, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Connie Francis, Joan Rivers, Don Rickles, Gloria Gaynor, Della Reese, Eddie Fisher, Trini Lopez, Allan Sherman, Doris Ruby,[8]Fran Warren,[8]Danny Thomas,[8] and Engelbert Humperdinck. Philadelphia-native Bob Saget in 2017 talked about trying to sneak-in to the Latin Casino to see Don Rickles perform. He was arrested[9].

There were several celebrity incidents that drew media attention. On September 29, 1975, Jackie Wilson suffered a massive heart attack[10] while playing a Dick Clark show[4], falling head-first to the stage. He was singing his hit 'Lonely Teardrops' and was stricken just after the line 'My heart is crying, crying.' Wilson became comatose and was taken to Cherry Hill Hospital; he lived in a nursing home until his death at age 49. Brenda Lee broke her neck onstage during a June 12, 1962, performance, and eventually recovered in time to graduate high school. Tom Jones was also once jumped outside the back door following one of his performances by two fanatical Italian women going by the name Canni. Mr. Jones was not hurt but the ladies were banned from 'The Latin' and from any Tom Jones performance.

The celebrities and orchestra players performing at nightclub often drank at the neighboring Rickshaw Inn lobby bar.[11]

In 1978, with nightclubs in a general state of decline and competition from casinos in Atlantic City imminent, the Latin Casino was converted to a disco called Emerald City that boasted a neon light show over the dance floor that cost in excess of one million dollars. After a couple years Emerald City shifted from disco to rock club, hosting major and up-and-coming acts of the time such as The Rolling Stones, James Brown & The Famous Flames (who recorded their 1967 album, Live at The Garden, there[12][13]), Aerosmith, The Ramones, Ultravox, Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, Alice Cooper, Madonna, The B-52's, The Go-Go's, Squeeze, Joan Jett, Dire Straits, The Romantics, UB40, Joe Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, The Psychedelic Furs, George Thorogood & the Destroyers, Blue Öyster Cult, and Prince on his debut tour. The Cure played their first ever American show at this venue on April 10, 1980. It was torn down in the mid-1980s after a fire. The headquarters of Subaru of America was then built on the site, opening in 1986. Upon Subaru moving their headquarters to Camden in 2018, their former headquarters were demolished throughout May 2019.


In November 2019, the club was recreated for the setting of a scene in Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman”

The menu[edit]

Dean Martin At The Latin Casino

The menu reflected the Pop culture choices of the 1960s. The artwork for the menu cover was an ink drawing of the exterior facade on a background of drink glasses, music notes, and star like asterisks. In the inside cover the management stated 'The Latin Casino offers the ultimate in facilities for Banquets, Conventions, Trade Shows, Fund Raising Events of every type. Group size may be from 20 to 2000.'

The two page menu had a variety of American styled selections intended to attract the crowd seeking entertainment excitement, as well as the large groups for banquets or a grand place for various celebrations. On page one of food and listed on the left hand page were six headings that included 9 Appetizers, 2 Soups/Salad, 12 Entrees (lobster & steaks), Vegetables, 6 Desserts and 3 Beverages (no soda), with a final comment by the management of May we suggest an after dinner drink. On the right hand page of the menu was a Section entitled, From Our Chinese Kitchen. It offered 13 oriental entrees and several side dishes. A final item ending this page outlined in a long rectangle was a special menu selection of a “Complete Polynesian Dinner.”


  1. ^'Latin Has Stage Presence In Local Pop Music Lore'. Articles.philly.com. 1992-01-28. Retrieved 2013-08-11.
  2. ^ ab'South Jersey Had Its Day As Performance Hot Spot The Action Today Is On The Waterfront. Before Mtv, The Latin Casino Was The Place To Be'. Articles.philly.com. 2011-12-28. Retrieved 2013-08-11.
  3. ^King, Wayne (1973-11-18). 'What's Doing in PHILADENPHIA'. The New York Times. ISSN0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  4. ^ abKittrels, Alonzo. 'Latin Casino, Pep's, were only a sample'. The Philadelphia Tribune. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  5. ^ ab'DAVID DUSHOFF, 61, BUILT LATIN CASINO'. The New York Times. 1972-12-22. ISSN0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-10-12.
  6. ^'The Latin Legend - SouthJerseyMagazine.com'. www.southjerseymagazine.com. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  7. ^Strauss, Robert (2006). 'Seeking a Sense of Place'. The New York Times. ISSN0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  8. ^ abcWalter Winchell .. In New York, Washington Post, May 27, 1951, pg. B9.
  9. ^'Watch: Bob Saget shares his favorite Don Rickles stories with John Stamos, Jimmy Kimmel'. Philly.com. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  10. ^'JACKIE WILSON, ROCK SINGER; RECORDS INCLUDED 'TEARDROPS''. The New York Times. 1984. ISSN0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  11. ^Trethan, Phaedra. 'Recalling the Latin Casino: Showplace of the stars'. Courier-Post. Retrieved 2019-12-09.
  12. ^'Live at Garden: James Brown: Music'. Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-08-11.
  13. ^'VVN Music: James Brown's Live at the Garden Being Reissued in Expanded Edition'. Vintagevinylnews.com. 2009-08-30. Retrieved 2013-08-11.

Coordinates: 39°55′21″N75°02′38″W / 39.922479°N 75.043976°W

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    • Everybody Ought to Be in Loveby Paul Anka
    • For Once in My Lifeby Jean DuShon
    • I Love My Wifeby Cy Coleman
    • I've Got You Under My Skinby Cole Porter
    • It Was a Very Good Yearby The Kingston Trio
    • My Kind of Townby Jimmy Van Heusen
    • My Wayby Claude François
    • Night and Dayby Cole Porter
    • The Lady Is a Trampby Rodgers & Hart
    • The Oldest Established (Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York)by Frank Loesser
    • They Can't Take That Away From Meby George Gershwin
    • When You're Smilingby Seger Ellis

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