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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William on November 14, 2003 at 10:38 pm

This theatre was part of the Loew’s chains of theatres.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on November 5, 2004 at 3:54 pm

Loew’s 167th Street first opened on September 20, 1928, at which time its nearest and main rival was reported to be the Luxor Theatre. According to an item in New York State Exhibitor, the 167th had 1,950 seats on the orchestra floor, 450 in the balcony, and 200 in the loge and boxes.

Jeffrey1955 on November 30, 2005 at 12:09 am

I posted under the Kent Theatre that I thought I’d seen my first movie there, but it’s possible it was actually here. We lived off of E. 167th St. on the other side of the Concourse, so the Kent was closer, but I definitely remember walking down the hill on the other side to go to “Low-ees” as my father for some reason always pronounced it. And for some unknown reason, I have a distinct memory (suspect, as all memories from over 40 years ago are) of getting Raisinettes at the candy stand in the lobby of this theater.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on February 8, 2008 at 4:44 pm

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 3:32 pm

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 on March 9, 2008 at 7:08 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.

Movieplace on July 3, 2008 at 1:04 am

Does anyone know the architect of this theatre?

bigfatlazydork on November 26, 2008 at 6:26 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 on December 11, 2009 at 5:57 pm

Nice picture of the marquee.

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