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EsandSy commented about Winston Theatre on Jul 7, 2006 at 4:06 pm

I think you’re mistaken. The theater you must be thinking of is the Apollo Theater, which was just south of the Williamsburg Bridge on Clinton Street. It was right next to a police station, and closed
either in the late 1940’s or the early 1950’s. It is listed on this Website.

EsandSy commented about Winston Theatre on Jan 17, 2006 at 4:55 pm


I don,t remember the exact movies I saw there, but I know it did not have the first run movies that the big movie chains had. I also remember especially the 15 part serials of Batman, Superman , Dick Tracy that many other movie theaters in the area showed, especially in the late 1940’s. On the Lower East Side you had the Ave B, American Movie, Palestine, Loews Delancy, and the Apollo.

EsandSy commented about Winston Theatre on Jan 17, 2006 at 3:31 pm

Who located this theater? I’ve been asking about it under the Academy of Music. In the late 1960’s it still existed as a movie theater. Does anyone know when it closed?

EsandSy commented about Academy of Music on Sep 1, 2005 at 3:23 pm

I was born on the Lower East Side and lived there until 1959. I went to the Academy of Music theater many times. In fact, I attended my graduation exercises from Stuyvesant HS at the theater one morning in 1953, and saw “Rommel the Desert Fox” that afternoon. I recently accessed this site and found all the movie theaters in my old neighborhood except one. Does anyone remember the Palestine Movie Theater? It was located on Clinton St. near Houston St.