Burnside Theatre

57 E. Burnside Avenue,
Bronx, NY 10453

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Burnside Theatre

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The former Loew’s Burnside Theatre opened in 1923, and now houses a Rite Aid pharmacy.

Contributed by William Gabel

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bamtino
bamtino on June 24, 2004 at 6:42 am

A 1940s image of the theatre can be found here:
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Not demolished, according to these photos. The auditorium structure appears to still exist and the lobby is home to a Rite Aid Pharmacy:
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charliek
charliek on September 12, 2004 at 6:20 pm

Thanks again to Damien Farley for posting links to my pics of this huge old theatre building. To see the web page from which the pics were taken, click here:
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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on August 27, 2006 at 9:29 pm

Ken, it looks like the Rite Aid store is separate from the Burnside’s auditorium. What, if anything, is the auditorium used for?

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 27, 2006 at 10:41 pm

I went inside the Rite Aid store and it uses all the former foyer space and could well extend a little into the rear orchestra area of the auditorium (but certainly not too far in). Unfortunately, the roller shutter was down on the stage end of the auditorium, as can be seen on the third photo, so I have no idea what that huge ‘hulk’ is being used for. Maybe storage?

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on August 28, 2006 at 11:01 am

Some old and shuttered theatres in the Bronx have been used for illegal fighting matches between roosters or dogs. Now and then they get raided by the police, but, unfortunately, the matches still continue.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on June 4, 2008 at 4:48 pm

And here are lots more theatre photos, thanks to the sterling efforts of the owners of the Back in the Bronx website:View link

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 8, 2008 at 12:16 am

Here is an excerpt from a NYT article dated 9/2/61:

BRONX LANDMARK TO BE DEMOLISHED; Burnside Theatre Site to Get Apartment House

September 2, 1961, Saturday

The property at the northeast corner of East Burnside and Walton Avenues, the Bronx, which contains Loew’s Burnside Theatre and five stores, has been sold by the theatre chain. Title has been taken by the buyer in the name of the Burnside Realty Company, representing Joseph S. Rosenblum, a realty investor and builder, and Fechter, Schneider and Spector.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 8, 2008 at 12:59 am

Apparently it wasn’t.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 4, 2014 at 5:50 pm

The October 21, 1922, issue of The American Contractor said that architect Eugene DeRosa was taking bids on the general contract for a theater and store building to be built at the northeast corner of Burnside and Walton Avenues. John J. Dunnigan was the associate architect for the $150,000 project.

This house must have opened in 1923. lostmemory said that’s when the organ was installed.

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