Metro Theatre status

posted by Michael Zoldessy on July 11, 2008 at 7:51 am

NEW YORK, NY — In the New York Times, they discuss a possible sale of the Metro Theatre and where its ownership situation stands currently.

The Metro Theater, a landmark 1930s Art Deco movie theater on the Upper West Side, has been vacant for the last three years, a terra cotta question mark on Broadway between 99th and 100th Streets.

Three giant signs advertise that the building is for sale by Eastern Consolidated, but exactly what the future holds for the Metro is unclear. Like many other handsome structures in New York that have outlived their original purposes, the building awaits a new use.

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Comments (5)

William on July 11, 2008 at 8:35 am

All that’s left is the facade and the shell of the building, the interior auditorium area has been gutted.

NativeForestHiller on July 13, 2008 at 3:37 pm

If a party is really dedicated to the cause, they can rebuild what was lost. Nothing is impossible.

HowardBHaas on July 14, 2008 at 3:57 pm

to the cause of what?? nobody would pay $15 million to buy the Metro, more to recreate interior decor, and then put movies back in there where they failed repeatedly to draw enough audiences.

I’m not saying the Metro’s gutting should’ve been allowed. I’m not saying that I don’t “wish” it was still open for movies.

katybell31 on December 27, 2008 at 5:48 pm

Does anyone have the contact information for the leasing office? If so, please e-mail me at , or post answer here. I think I can make it a success ;–) THANKS!

NativeForestHiller on December 27, 2008 at 9:37 pm

The Metro Theatre NY Times article is as follows:
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This is the phone number for Eastern Consolidated, who posted the For Sale sign: (646) 658-7314.

This links contains great information on the theater’s history:

What ideas do you have for the theater? Please keep us posted on your progress. Good luck!

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