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JoelRosenberg commented about Mount Eden Theater on Dec 6, 2007 at 8:25 pm

My apartment building was adjacent to the Mount Eden theater. When I was very young, they were still showing serial chapters, e.g. “Atom Man vs. Superman” (Columbia). It was a vey wide theater with no balcony. I have some pictures which show the Mount Eden marquee in the background, circa summer 1952, and it says: “CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER… WILL REOPEN IN THE FALL… VISIT THE SURREY THEATER”. As I recall, the last feature shown there was “High Noon”. Bear in mind that major features reached the nabes way after downtown openings.
By the way, DeRochemont renovated the place for “Windjammer” in the summer of 1957. It was subsequebtly torn down to make way for the Cross Bronx Expressway.

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JoelRosenberg commented about Surrey Theatre on Dec 6, 2007 at 8:10 pm

The Luxor was a separate theater on 170th Street, just east of the Grand Concourse. It is listed on this site.