Heights Theater

150 Wadsworth Avenue,
New York, NY 10033

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Ed Solero
Ed Solero on July 18, 2006 at 6:02 pm

Here’s a 1980 listing for the theater in the Post’s Neighborhood Movie Guide:
NY Post 12/11/80

Still grinding the triple X triple bills in 1982:
NY Post 3/10/82

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 18, 2006 at 5:39 pm

Here are a couple of photographs I took in May 2006. Nothing has changed on the exterior apart from the removal of the marquee. Inside everything has either been gutted or covered over:

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 18, 2006 at 5:31 pm

The Heights Theatre opened in October 1913 according to The Movie Lovers Guide to New York (1987 edition). There is a photograph in the book with the Heights playing ‘3 Big Adult Hits XXX’

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on June 4, 2006 at 2:59 pm

As one of the Martin J. Lewis Theatres (1955). To the best of my knowledge, Lewis’s middle initial did not stand for “Jerry”:

RobertR on September 12, 2005 at 8:56 pm

Opera playing on 181st Street :)
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RobertR on July 24, 2005 at 9:52 pm

In July of 1970 “Oliver” came out on a discount run. In Manhattan it’s playing the Heights and the Jade. Is the Jade a Chinatown theatre? Seems like an odd booking.
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 6, 2005 at 9:10 pm

It was still operating in 1987 according to the original edition of the book ‘The Movie Lovers Guide to New York’ by Richard Alleman.

cjdv on April 7, 2005 at 2:01 pm

It is listed in the the 1957 FDYB