Loew's Sheridan Theatre
200-202 W. 12th Street,
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This 2,342-seat theatre was located at 7th Avenue and W. 12th Street, in the western portion of New York’s famed Greenwich Village. It was opened as the Mark Strand Sheridan Square Theatre on September 17, 1921, and was taken over by Loew’s Inc. in December 1926.
After years of light attendance, the balcony was closed and soon, the theatre itself was shuttered on June 17, 1969 with Rock Hudson in “Ice Station Zebra”. That same year, St. Vincent’s Hospital, located across 7th Avenue from the Sheridan Thetare, purchased the theatre’s triangular lot, with the intention of building a nurses residence. The hospital demolished the theatre in August 1969, but the land wound up being used as a community garden.
Today, nothing remains of this theatre. The lot is still in use by St. Vincent’s, but simply as a receiving station for various supplies. Yet another Loew’s movie palace that is but a ghost of its former self.
Although the theatre is gone, it was immortalized by Edward Hopper in his 1937 painting, “The Sheridan Theater” which can be viewed in the Newark Museum.
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