Loew's Sheridan Theatre

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

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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.

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.


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

Neither link appears to be working

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

Hamblin on May 25, 2014 at 2:57 pm

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

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.

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

Great Looking theatre.From 1966.

TLSLOEWS on February 18, 2010 at 3:13 am

Love the old verticals and other signs.

TLSLOEWS on November 4, 2009 at 11:41 pm

Nice site and pictures,those were the days!

AlAlvarez on April 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm

A sad time at the Sheridan.

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robboehm on March 7, 2009 at 1:50 pm

I became aware of this thatre a number of years ago while attending an off Broadway show which I believe was called In Gay Company. There was a song in that show that one character sang that he met his one true love in the balcony of Loew’s Sheridan Square.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on November 9, 2008 at 4:42 pm

Demolition started in the summer of 1969, and took several months. Though Loew’s had been earning profits from the Sheridan, the circuit was only a lease-holder and had to vacate when the owner sold the building and its underlying ground to St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center. A long article and photo of the auditorium in the process of demolition can be found in The New York Times of August 28, 1969. I’d be happy to send a copy to those contacting me privately at .com.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on November 8, 2008 at 4:08 pm

The link in the introduction to Edward Hopper’s legendary painting no longer works. Here’s a new one:
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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on November 8, 2008 at 4:02 pm

When the Sheridan first opened in September, 1921, The New York Times described it as the largest theatre to be especially built for motion pictures south of 42nd Street. Seating capacity was reported to be 2,700. The auditiorium ceiling had a sixty-foot dome “which perfectly reflects the idea and style of the Italian Renaissance, carried out in Georgian green, ivory and gold,” the NYT noted> “A large lounge for ladies and gentlemen has been introduced for the orchestra and mezzanine floors. As a great relief to picture patrons, cross-ways extending the entire width of the auditorium allow arrivals and departures to traverse the floor without interfering with the vision of others seated along the sides of these crosss-ways, as they are sunken below the level of the seats which they front.” The stage had a permanent set that cost $40,000 and would serve as a frame to the films and their “live” prologues. Each program would be similar to those at Broadway deluxers like the Strand, starting with an overture by the resident orchestra, several concert pieces by singers and dancers, and then followed by a newsreel and feature movie. The Sheridan’s opening film was “Disraeli,” with George Arliss. Here’s a grainy photo of the Sheridan nearing completion. It had two vertical signs flanking the entrance at the intersection of Seventh Avenue South and Greenwich Avenue: View link

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on November 2, 2008 at 9:46 pm

Yes, the Greenwich Theatre was across the street from the rear part of the Sheridan Theatre. Today, a modern gymnasium occupies the Greenwich’s site.

42ndStreetMemories on November 2, 2008 at 8:39 pm

And if you headed West (to the left) on Greenwich Ave, across from The Sheridan was the Greenwich theater.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on November 2, 2008 at 7:31 pm

The main entrance was on a diagonal at the intersection of Seventh Avenue South and Greenwich Avenue. In the following photo, the bus at right is headed downtown on Seventh Avenue South. The hatted woman at left is crossing Greenwich Avenue. West 12th Street is behind the bus. I don’t know how or why it figured in the business address of Loew’s Sheridan:
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William on October 2, 2008 at 9:41 pm

Warren, when you put in 2-18 Seventh Avenue South it comes up with 18 Seventh Avenue South. Which is the wrong location.

ANTKNEE on October 2, 2008 at 9:40 pm

Try this link…you can select street view and “walk” around!


Regarding dead links, you can always try going to http://www.archive.org and searching for an old version there.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on October 2, 2008 at 9:32 pm

Aren’t you folks aware that there’s also a Seventh Avenue South? That’s the reason why the map won’t chart correctly if you enter only Seventh Avenue. I believe that the dividing point is 14th Street. “Lost Memory” posted a wrong building number. It should be 2-18 Seventh Avenue South, not 2-18 Seventh Avenue.

William on October 2, 2008 at 5:47 pm

Both of the other addresses map to the right location. So was the marquee at the 11th Street and Seventh Avenue side?

William on October 2, 2008 at 5:36 pm

If you go with the above address, it maps to near Penn Plaza & 32nd. St.. FDYB has 12th. Street & 7th. Ave.. And if you use that 12th. Street location it maps right.

William on October 2, 2008 at 4:48 pm

The address should be changed so the Google map shows the right location of 7th. Avenue & W 12th. Street. New York, NY 10011