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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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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 4, 2008 at 3:16 am

Here is a circa 1948 photo of the Loew’s Burnside.

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

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 4, 2008 at 4:49 pm

More lame comments by “Warren”. Thats all that you seem to post lately.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 3, 2008 at 2:46 pm

This is an updated link for the photo posted on Jun 3, 2008 at 7:16pm.

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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 8, 2008 at 12:25 am

How could it be demolished if it is now a drugstore?

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

Apparently it wasn’t.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 8, 2008 at 1:01 am

Ever wonder why I didn’t post that article? I skip over stories like that.

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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