Loew's Victoria Theatre

233 West 125th Street,
New York, NY 10027

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 19, 2010 at 6:27 pm

Nice photos Tinseltoes.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on February 27, 2010 at 11:51 pm

The Victoria was still open as a single screen in 1977 and run by Loews. By 1978 it was closed.

In late 1986 it emerges as the Harlem Movie Center 5, run by Cine 42. It closed again in 1990 and re-opened in 1992 as the Harlem Victoria 5 run by Lesser. By 1994 it was closed again.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on February 25, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Loew’s Victoria was the middle of three theatres that shared the north side of 125th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. Here are individual photos displayed on a single page, starting with the Apollo (#253) at left, the Victoria (#233) in center, and the Harlem Opera House (#211) at right: View link

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on December 1, 2009 at 9:02 pm

Love the Loews Victoria 1968 Pictures.That style vertical was the best I have ever seen.Classy looking,those were the days.

RobertR
RobertR on April 17, 2009 at 9:27 pm

Before its rebirth as Movie Center 5
View link

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 19, 2008 at 12:19 am

You can see more of the building in this recent photo.

LuisV
LuisV on August 13, 2008 at 4:17 pm

How depressing! :–)

Anyone know what the latest is on the redevelopment of this theater?

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on May 3, 2008 at 4:48 pm

“Gone With the Wind” had its first Harlem engagement here in April, 1940, soon after Hattie McDaniel won an Academy Award for her performance. She’s the only cast member of “GWTW” mentioned in this ad: View link

mp775
mp775 on April 16, 2008 at 3:32 pm

Article in today’s AM New York. The Danforth tower plan involves further cutting up the interior space and making two small theaters; the community would like to see the theater restored.

stevebob
stevebob on March 30, 2008 at 3:36 am

I just noticed “Style: Unknown” in the description. Shouldn’t it be Adam?

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 30, 2008 at 2:52 am

Here is a close-up view of the marquee.

soothsayer
soothsayer on March 9, 2008 at 5:52 pm

here are some interior photos of this theater
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hhh.ny0781

it includes some information on the architect, date, who built it, the suppliers of the building materials, etc.

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on February 8, 2008 at 5:02 am

Two words.

Later on, it went back to the old name but with a slight change, as the Harlem Victoria (found this through New York Times microfilm).

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 27, 2007 at 2:50 am

Here is a more recent photo of the Movie Center 5 building. How about this question, is Movie Center one word or two?

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 7, 2007 at 8:07 pm

This is a recent photo of Movie Center 5. Was Victoria 5 an “official” name for this theater?

LuisV
LuisV on July 31, 2007 at 4:22 pm

Update on the Victoria Theater’s redevelopment plans. This excerpt comes from the July 26th 2007 edition of The New York Sun about all of the development projects underway in Harlem;

“Real estate and community leaders expect the Empire State Development Corporation and its subsidiary, the Harlem Community Development Corporation, to finally select a developer for the Victoria Theater site on West 125th Street. As reported in The New York Sun last month, the Jazz Museum in Harlem is part of a bid by Danforth Development Partners to renovate the Victoria Theater. The Jazz Museum would get between 10,000 and 20,000 square feet of exhibition space. The buildings would include two theaters to be used by the Classical Theater of Harlem, the Bill T. Jones & Arnie Zane Dance Company, and the Harlem School of Arts.”

This is great news as it appears that the theater will in fact be restored and will once again become a performing arts space. This is wonderful for Harlem and the City of New York.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 4, 2007 at 2:42 am

FOUR WOMEN FINED FOR FILM PROTEST; One Admits Calling on Irish to Leave Theatre, Holding Picture to Be Insulting.

NY Times August 28, 1927

Four women paid fines of $5 each when arraigned before Magistrate Farrell in Washington Heights Court yesterday for their part in interrupting the showing of the film, “The Callahans and the Murphys,” at Loew’s Victoria Theatre, 223 West 125th Street, the night before.

LuisV
LuisV on December 17, 2006 at 2:29 pm

I don’t believe there’s been any movement on this project since the last post. Should we expect change of direction now that Spitzer and the Democrats are now in power in Albany?

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on May 8, 2006 at 3:19 pm

It wasn’t so long ago that including neighborhoods in the address (or the word “Queens” in Queens addresses) would be problematic with mapping theater addresses above. I guess Google has updated its software to correct this issue. As I said, looks like theaters are slowly but surely being updated on this site so that their addresses include zip codes. I only wish the inclusion of neighborhoods was more consistent here.