Tudor Theatre

650 Third Avenue,
New York, NY 10017

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AlAlvarez on February 19, 2010 at 12:01 am

The Tudor is still listed in the 1953 Film Daily Yearbook.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on July 26, 2005 at 3:40 pm

Here’s the Tudor marquee, extracted from the famous Weegee photo taken in 1942. Both movies were reissues:

DavidHurlbutt on March 7, 2005 at 8:17 pm

The picture in WEEGEE’S NAKED CITY(p.89) is of a corpse of a man killed in an auto accident.Two policemen stand over the newspaper-covered body. In the background is the marquee of the TUDOR which advertises Irene Dunne in Joy of Living and Don’t Turn Them Loose.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on March 1, 2005 at 4:53 pm

The Tudor was advertised as “The Theatre With Drawing Room Atmosphere.” Smoking was permitted in the mezzanine, but I don’t know if that section of seats overhung the orchestra or was of the stadium type at the rear. Circa 1940, the Tudor’s double feature programs changed three times a week, on Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday.

DavidHurlbutt on March 1, 2005 at 11:17 am

There is a famous photograph in Wegee"s THE NAKED CITY of a policemam standing over a bullet-ridden corpse on the sidewalk in front of the Tudor Theater.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on March 1, 2005 at 9:30 am

The name apparently changed in 1935, since it’s listed as the Tuxedo in the 1935 volume of FDYB and as the Tudor in the 1936 edition. The theatre seems to have been the nearest competition to Loew’s 42nd Street, which was between Lexington & Third Avenues.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 1, 2005 at 4:37 am

The 1930 edition of F.D.Y. still has it listed as the Tuxedo Theatre with 617 seats.