Loew's Paradise Theatre

2413 Grand Concourse,
Bronx, NY 10468

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Lenox on April 30, 2011 at 2:03 pm

In 1964 my then girlfriend Joan Clarke and I spent our very first date at this theatre .

TLSLOEWS on August 11, 2010 at 11:15 am

Nice video link Tinseltoes Thanks.

stang119 on August 8, 2010 at 8:57 pm

Great photos. Now if only more events were scheduled there.

TLSLOEWS on August 8, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Boxing at the Paradise.Nice photos.

TLSLOEWS on May 27, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Thanks MichealDJ,Iould like to see that.

Michael D. Jackson
Michael D. Jackson on May 27, 2010 at 5:32 pm

The TV show SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE had auditions in this theatre featured on the first episode of the 2010 season.

TLSLOEWS on April 27, 2010 at 11:22 am

Very nice photo Chuck.

TLSLOEWS on April 22, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Very cool photos Brad Smith,from Terry Smith A.K.A. TLSLOEWS on C.T.

Brad Smith
Brad Smith on April 22, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Click on the year for photographs taken of Loew’s Paradise Theatre in 1930 and 1932 by George Mann of the comedy dance team, Barto & Mann.

rabbitlaz on March 14, 2010 at 9:25 am

I actually had tickets, to what was to be opening night on Friday. According to the guy at the box office, there was some kind of dispute between the performance group and the promoter (maybe money-related.) I had no problems getting a full refund.

johndereszewski on March 14, 2010 at 7:50 am

Hope this does not prove to be too big of a set back for this wonderful theater.

Being a Brooklyn boy, I only made it to the Paradise on one occasion. It was during the mid-1970’s, when I was dating a women from Inwood and Fordham Road was still a lively place on a Saturday night. By that time, the Paradise had already been divided, and would probably close soon thereafter. While I do not at all remember the movie that we saw, I was definitely dazzled by the sheer opulence of the place, even in its less than pristine state. Since the film we saw was being screened in the theater situated in the balcony, we also had a birds eye view of the beautiful ceiling.

So I hope the Paradise will soon rebound from this setback, and I hope to make it back some day.

stang119 on March 14, 2010 at 5:27 am

Does anyone know why the show was cancelled?

beardbear31 on March 13, 2010 at 11:49 pm

and it looks like it won’t :(

markp on November 9, 2009 at 7:15 pm

This is great news LuisV. I do hope the Kings is next. Now if only a management company or some group would buy the Ritz Theatre in Elizabeth N.J. (for sale $3.8 million), then another treasure could start doing shows, concerts, classic films etc.

LuisV on November 9, 2009 at 5:57 pm

This theater seems to be finally up and running again. Today, NY1 did a live shot from the theater to celebrate its return to to regularly scheduled events under new management. Apparently, they have many events lined up from latin Concerts, Gospel choirs and Stephanie Mills among others. They panned the camera through the theater to show how beautiful the renovation is.

It looks like its finally in good hands, or at least better ones. Let’s hope that it is a great success. Next theater up? Loew’s Kings!

TLSLOEWS on November 6, 2009 at 7:41 am

Thanks for the info,Unkystan

stang119 on November 5, 2009 at 7:19 pm

While The Paradise never had a traditional 3-D marquee, it was built with not one, but two flat against the wall signage marquees. These must have been very difficult to maneuver because in the 1960’s the upper sign was bricked up and the lower one was replaced with a hugh while electric sign which lit up the whole area. You can see both versions in the links to the theatre. As I said, currently there is nothing at all which contributes to the darkness. Also there were originally sun beam lights (gorgeous) but in lieu of replacing these lights ugly yellow rays were painted. Again no illumination. .

TLSLOEWS on November 5, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Unkystan If I am not wrong the Loews Paradise never had a marquee as such. Something to do with the city codes there, I read this on their site somewhere,maybe they still can,t.All the other LOEWS WONDERS had marquess and Verticals.

stang119 on November 5, 2009 at 4:45 pm

I drove by the night of the concert last week. Big crowd getting ready to go in. But there wasn’t much lighting on the front of the theatre. Half of the theatre name lettering was out and they haven’t got a marquee of any kind, just a long hanging poster. They really need to do a facelift on the front.

TLSLOEWS on November 5, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Good to see it is restored and back open.Hope to see it someday. Now if they would just do something to the LOEWS KINGS.

CSWalczak on October 29, 2009 at 9:46 pm

October 29 article about the Paradise:
View link

Ziggy on October 26, 2009 at 1:03 pm

Okay, I will enkoy iy vetty mulch! ;–)

stang119 on October 22, 2009 at 7:51 am

I went to the website yesterday (10-21) and it was fine. Today. I get that server problem. Probably just a computer glitch.

PeterApruzzese on October 22, 2009 at 7:10 am

Here’s the server’s response:

“Bandwidth Limit Exceeded.
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later.”

Too many CT'ers checking it out. :)

William on October 22, 2009 at 6:46 am

It worked yesterday, when I looked.