Lincoln Theatre

58 West 135th Street,
New York, NY

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Ed Solero
Ed Solero on May 4, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Ratkat… If you are still following this page, you can upload your photos from the “Photos” tab near the top of this page. You simply need to have them saved on your computer, then you can use the “Add New Photo” function to browse your hard drive for the photo files and upload them. I hope you take advantage of that feature and share your images with us!

ratkat on June 19, 2011 at 10:51 am

I have a few good interior photos (RECENTLY TAKEN)of this theater and I am unable to post them as the link is not active when posted.When you move backward not farward is is called retarding.The site functioned so well before it was retarded.I enjoy these old theaters please return to functioning cinemetreasures!!

jflundy on January 28, 2011 at 11:07 am

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Excellent Large format Photo from 1938 of Lincoln Theatre and street scene on W.135th Street, Manhattan by clicking on above link.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on February 19, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Still listed as open in the 1947 Film Daily Yearbook.

shoeshoe14 on April 8, 2009 at 9:32 pm

I went by here today on the bus to NYC and as I passed by, it’s quite small and the retro 60s facade looks like those old Cinerama colors.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 27, 2006 at 11:08 am

The 1948 comedy/musical movie “Killer Diller” (made for Black audiences) staring Dusty Fletcher, Butterfly McQueen, Nat ‘King’ Cole and the King Cole Trio, The Clark Brothers and Moms Mabley was filmed inside and on stage of the Lincoln Theatre.

Here are three photographs I took of the Lincoln Theatre in June 2006:

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on June 19, 2006 at 6:16 pm

The Lincoln Theatre is listed in the American Motion Picture Directory 1914-1915 so I would imagine that it had some movie theatre use from opening. It is listed in the Film Daily Yearbook;1926 edition as having a seating capacity of 1,370. It has gone from F.D.Y. listings in the 1930 edition (live show use?). In the 1941 edition of F.D.Y. it is listed with 830 seats(Closed). It is listed as ‘Open’ again in the 1947 F.D.Y. with 830 seats.

A plaque on the front of the building states that the current Metropolitan AME Church have operated in the building since 1952.