Park Hill Theatre

423 S. Broadway,
Yonkers, NY 10705

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Joseph
Joseph on May 20, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Was the Parkhill in Yonkers ever used as a nightclub known as The Enchanted Room? Postcards of the Enchanted Room identify it as being located at 423 S. Broadway in Yonkers. Singer Jerry Vale got an early start there.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 12, 2009 at 8:39 am

Here’s a PDF of a report about the Park Hill Theatre, with history and photos. Published in 2004.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on May 23, 2009 at 9:45 pm

The Park Hill Theatre first opened on February 27th, 1926. Seating capacity has been variously reported in trade directories as between 1,100 and 1,200.

Sontaran6
Sontaran6 on January 17, 2009 at 1:04 am

I recollect Park Hill as a very nice theater, around 1970 or so. We used to drive over from Woodlawn, to see flicks here. The only real problem was finding a parking place nearby. The neighborhood deteriorated, later.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on January 17, 2007 at 4:25 pm

The 1957 Film Daily Year Book reports a seating capacity of 1,105. I believe that the Park Hill took over the runs of Loew’s Yonkers when Loew’s closed that theatre, though the Yonkers later re-opened under Brandt management.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on January 17, 2007 at 4:17 pm

Here’s an ad from July, 1958. The trashy main feature seems to contradict the Park Hill’s self-description as “Westchester’s Theatre of Refinement”:
www.i8.photobucket.com/albums/a18/Warrengwhiz/parkhill.jpg

GeorgeStrum
GeorgeStrum on December 22, 2006 at 11:09 pm

Could anyone give a brief history of the Park Hill? I assume that by the looks of the exterior it was built in the early 30’s.

joemasher
joemasher on June 11, 2005 at 4:19 pm

The Park Hill was triplexed by its last operator. It closed in the early 90’s after their business was severly impacted by the National Amusements Cross County 10-plex nearby. The theatre building housed a church in the late 90’s, but was recently put up for sale again. The marquee is still on the building. It is the last of the downtown Yonkers theatres still standing in its original configuration.

RobertR
RobertR on June 10, 2005 at 3:47 am

Cinema 5 were was a chain of art houses originally called Rugoff Theatres. They were the company who built Cinema 1-2 among others.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on June 10, 2005 at 2:43 am

What’s Cinema 5?