City Island Theater

385 City Island Avenue,
Bronx, NY 10464

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Not to be confused with the City Cinema Twin in Coop City, this was located on the City Island section of the Bronx.

Contributed by RobertR

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 16, 2006 at 2:53 pm

This link has a postcard picture of the City Island Theater. Its page 24 which is approximately ¾ down the page.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 17, 2006 at 7:55 am

Could this theater have re-opened or possibly been replaced with a larger theater? A February 1970 c/o shows a 600 seat motion picture theater at the above address. It was an existing building. Another c/o dated February 1972 shows the same 600 seat theater located here.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on October 17, 2006 at 10:53 am

This is listed in early Film Daily Year Books as the Raymond Theatre, with 587 seats. The same postcard that is displayed in yesterday’s link also appears in a recent pictorial book about City Island, where the theatre is also identified as the Raymond.

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on May 15, 2007 at 4:31 pm

I was there on Saturday. It’s on the right side going away from the bridge and is an IGA. The above picture is in the entranceway, hung up. It’s a beautiful building. It seems once it closed, they stripped away the paint to reveal the beautiful symmetrical features of the stone and red brick building. Much nicer, indeed. Great masonry.

RobertR
RobertR on August 18, 2007 at 1:30 pm

In 1969 this seems to have been known as New City Island
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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 25, 2007 at 6:45 pm

A Robert-Morton theater organ was installed in the City Island Theater in 1927.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on April 14, 2008 at 8:58 am

Here’s a 1941 image as the Raymond Theatre. Is the building still being used as a supermarket?
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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 1, 2008 at 10:50 am

This 1941 photo of the Raymond Theater is slightly larger.

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