Loew's 167th Street

48 E. 167th Street,
Bronx, NY 10452

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Opened in September 1928.

Contributed by William Gabel

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 26, 2007 at 10:56 am

A Wurlitzer theater organ opus 1924 style 230 was installed in the 167th Street Theater on 8/4/1928.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on February 8, 2008 at 11:44 am

The opening movie at Loew’s 167th Street Theatre on 9/20/28 was UA’s silent “Ramona,” with Dolores Del Rio in the title role. The evening’s festivities, attended by many Broadway and Hollywood celebrities, were emceed by Nils T. Granlund and broadcast on radio station WHN (owned by Loew’s Inc.). The 167th’s first manager was Wade Ackerman, who’d been promoted to the job from assistant manager at Loew’s Grand (also in the Bronx).

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on March 9, 2008 at 11:32 am

A news item in the New York Post of January 4, 1966, said that the 167th Street Theatre had been operated by the Brandt circuit for the past four years. On January 8th, the theatre was due to join Brandt’s “subway circuit” with a week’s engagement of the stage revue, “Bagels and Yox.” I wonder if there were any stage bookings after that?

Jeffrey1955
Jeffrey1955 on March 9, 2008 at 3:08 pm

I doubt there were many more stage productions of anything like “Bagels and Yox” after that. The Jewish population in that area was rapidly departing in the mid to late 60s. We moved from E. 167th and College Ave. to Queens in ‘63. My aunt had moved from Belmont Avenue to Concourse Village, on the other side of the Concourse near 161st St., around 1965 or 66. She hung on for a while, but moved to Florida in the early 70s. My uncle had lived in the vicinity of E. 167th and Sherman Ave., but moved to Central Ave. in Yonkers around '65 or '66.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 3, 2008 at 12:33 pm

This is a photo of Loew’s 167th Street Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 2, 2008 at 7:01 pm

A new link for the Loew’s 167th Street Theater photo is here.

Movieplace
Movieplace on July 2, 2008 at 8:04 pm

Does anyone know the architect of this theatre?

bigfatlazydork
bigfatlazydork on November 26, 2008 at 1:26 am

I remember as a kid seeing the Beatles' movie “Help” in color at the Loew’s 167th street theater back in 1965. Man oh man where those memories sweet, I have fond memories of the Bronx back then…

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on December 11, 2009 at 12:57 pm

Nice picture of the marquee.

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