Sun Sing Theatre

75-85 East Broadway,
New York, NY 10002

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Sun Sing Theatre

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This theatre was located under the Manhattan Bridge and it is now demolished.

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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on April 26, 2008 at 3:33 pm

New direct links to images described in post above of 7/30/07:
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AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on April 26, 2008 at 3:56 pm

Thank you, Warren.

Judith Thissen
Judith Thissen on January 8, 2010 at 4:38 pm

In the mid 1920s the Florence Theater was operated by the M & S Chain. Jacobs was probably one of the partners in this extended network, so was Rosenzweig. There was no Yiddish vaudeville theater on this location in 1911. We would expect an ethnically mixed audience indeed but the owners were Jewish and they advertised for this theater in the Yiddish press.
By the way, Yiddish vaudeville did extend well beyond Houston Street, actually most of the Yiddish music halls were in the area below East Houston and north of East Broadway.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on January 16, 2010 at 12:45 am

I agree with Warren’s post of August 3, 2007 that this opened in 1921 as the New Strand.

takicat
takicat on November 9, 2010 at 4:09 pm

http://www.collamer-jones.com/tang/Nychina.html

I worked on this film in 1981.We shot inside the Sun Sing and a year later saw the movie there.

FatMan1059
FatMan1059 on May 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm

@ Warren G. Harris, your 3 picture links posted in 2008 are not viewable. PHOTO BUCKET MESSAGE: Page not found But now that you’re here, go ahead and search through the billions of photos, images and videos on Photobucket. If you can post links again it would be greatly appreciated. That movie house was one of the many my friends went to in the 60’s and 70’s.

FatMan1059
FatMan1059 on May 9, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I read an article in the December 3 1923 New York Times that the receipts were stolen by two “Highwaymen”. The receipts were from the Florence theater on West Broadway and the Atlantic Gardens theatre on the Bowery. They hijacked the taxi cab which was carrying the couriers to deposit the money in the safe at the Delancey Street Theater on Orchard Street.

FatMan1059
FatMan1059 on May 9, 2012 at 3:26 pm

I also read of a Florence Theater on 331 or 321 Bowery Street if anyone has any info on this,it seems interesting. I did a zip code check and nothing turned up on 10002, thanks.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on May 9, 2012 at 4:11 pm

FatMan, if you read previous posts you will find your answer.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 9, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Thanks for the photo, LostMemory, wherever you are.

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