Apollo Theater

126 Clinton Street,
New York, NY 10002

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Apollo Hall on Clinton Street, circa1900

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This was entered as a comment from another Apollo Theater, at 125th Street, first posted by RedDawg, then followed up by Warren.

(A certain wurlitzer) “was actually installed in a different Apollo theatre at 126 Clinton Street, NYC. There is likewise no information on the status of this theatre that I can find.”

“The Lower East Side Apollo was a 1,788-seat independent theatre near bustling Delancey Street that Loew’s took over in the 1930’s and ran for about ten years before closing it as a substantial loser. I don’t think it ever re-opened under another management. Several years ago, I tried to find the Apollo but couldn’t. It has either been demolished or converted beyond recognition as a theatre”.

Contributed by Dave Bonan

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Astyanax
Astyanax on September 5, 2006 at 10:02 am

I recall around 1963 attending a function at a catering hall, situated either in the theater basement, or a few doors north of the entrance. The Apollo was still open at the time.

Cookman
Cookman on January 1, 2007 at 3:07 pm

I used to go to the Apollo Theatre up to the mid to late 60’s where I used to see Jerry Lewis films and many Vincent Price classics. They had delicious hot dogs. Around that same time they had a live show around Halloween that was always a sell out. The 7th Precient used to be right next door and they had their PAL events there every Christmas. There was a cool toy store across the street and I once saw Robert Kennedy at a campaign stop on the same street. It went out of favor as people started going to the Essex Theatre a few blocks away for their films – or the Delancey Theatre (where I saw the Batman movie).

jazzie
jazzie on April 25, 2007 at 12:34 am

The Apollo Theater on Clinton Street south of Delancey Bridge traffic was still open in the 1950’s and 60’s. It was known for it’s “Always a Western” sign. One of the three featured movies was always a Western.
It was closed temporarily, changed management or something, but it was still operating in the 70’s and I think the 80’s as well.

The Palestine changed it’s name to the Winston in the 1960’s.

edblank
edblank on May 27, 2008 at 9:05 pm

None of the old 42nd Street theaters was nice by the time I started frequenting them in 1967, but as an out-of-towner who knew that a movie could play in only one theater in a “zone” at a time, I was fascinated to find first-run movies playing with companion features in dumpy 42nd Street houses while the same new films were running at higher prices just around the corner on Broadway and Seventh Avenue.

Dan300
Dan300 on June 19, 2009 at 2:45 pm

Are there any pictures of this movie theater.

spectrum
spectrum on May 28, 2010 at 11:53 am

Checked Google Maps. Nothing there but acres of parking lots.

geneser1
geneser1 on July 8, 2010 at 1:54 pm

I and my friends used to cut through the construction area that became the Seward Park Houses to go to The Apollo theater in the late 50’s and early 60’s. We paid 35 cents to see three feature films. They make up part of a lot of precious memories of my childhood growing up on the Lower East Side of NYC.

geneser1
geneser1 on July 8, 2010 at 2:02 pm

BTW – here is a link to my FaceBook where I have posted what might be the only picture of this Apollo theater when it was called: Apollo Hall in 1900!
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AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on August 30, 2011 at 10:58 am

Thanks for the cool picture, geneser1.

Greenpoint
Greenpoint on November 2, 2013 at 10:11 pm

btkrefft: great researching!

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