Loew's Metropolis Theatre
2644 Third Avenue,
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The Metropolis Theater opened as a legit live theatre on August 30, 1897. It was located on a large plot of land bordered by Third Avenue, East 142nd Street and Alexander Avenue.
By 1914 it had gone over to screening motion pictures due to competition from the new Bronx Opera House which opened in 1913. It was later operated by Loew’s and known as Loew’s Metropolis Theatre.
It was closed in the middle of the 1920’s (it’s not listed in the 1926 Film Daily Yearbook) and the auditorium was used as a storage facility by Loew’s for many years until it was demolished.
Today, the still quite elegant front of the building which contains offices is all that remains of this once grand theatre.
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