Loew's Sheridan Theatre

200-202 W. 12th Street,
New York, NY 10011

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Loew's Sheridan Theatre exterior being razed

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This 2,342-seat theatre was located at Seventh Avenue and W. 12th Street, in the western portion of New York’s famed Greenwich Village. It was opened in 1921, and was taken over by Loew’s in December 1926.

After years of light attendance, the balcony was closed and soon, the theater itself was shuttered in 1969. That same year, St. Vincent’s Hospital, located across Seventh Avenue from the Sheridan, purchased the theater’s triangular lot, with the intention of building a nurses residence. The hospital demolished the theater soon after, but the land wound up being used as a community garden.

Today, nothing remains of this theater. The lot is still in use by St. Vincent’s, but simply as a receiving station for various supplies. Yet another Loew’s palace that is but a ghost of its former self.

Although the theater is gone, it was immortalized by Edward Hopper in his 1937 painting, The Sheridan Theater.

Contributed by John Chappell

Recent comments (view all 43 comments)

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on November 4, 2009 at 11:41 pm

Nice site and pictures,those were the days!

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 18, 2010 at 3:13 am

Love the old verticals and other signs.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 27, 2010 at 6:54 pm

Great Looking theatre.From 1966.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on December 28, 2010 at 10:10 pm

So, St. Vincent’s buys the theater, tears it down and never builds anything, leaving a vacant lot. 40 years later St. Vincent’s is out of business. Karma is a bitch. Fuck them.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on April 2, 2012 at 1:41 am

Link to Life magazine, then scroll through to page 57, 58, etc. (Just close the pop-up offer to join.) There’s a lot of interesting stuff in this special nostalgia issue.

Hamblin
Hamblin on May 25, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Some photos at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Sheridan_Theatre,_Manhattan

Hamblin
Hamblin on May 27, 2014 at 11:32 am

The url in my comment above has changed to https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Loew%27s_Sheridan_Theatre,_Manhattan

42ndStreetMemories
42ndStreetMemories on June 13, 2014 at 3:15 am

Neither link appears to be working

walterk
walterk on June 13, 2014 at 2:57 pm

The second link at least works, didn’t try the first. Seems when posting a link to CT, it has to be in html code to be clickable with a mouse. Otherwise, you have to cut and paste the link. A younger coworker taught me the code recently (not that hard), so I’ll transpose below. You should see three vintage b&w photos of the Sheridan.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Loew%27s_Sheridan_Theatre,_Manhattan

42ndStreetMemories
42ndStreetMemories on June 13, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Got it. Was pleasantly surprised when I visited MOMA in NYC earlier this year and came across a Hopper painting of the Sheridan interior. Great theater back in the day.

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