City Theatre

114 East 14th Street,
New York, NY 10003

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City Theatre exterior

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Contributed by William Gabel

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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on April 4, 2006 at 7:08 am

In 1948, the City was part of the Hyams-Green circuit, along with the Little Met and Irving Place Theatres:
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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on December 17, 2006 at 7:14 am

Part of the City Theatre’s ground site is now occupied by a P.C. Richard & Sons store, which has its entrance further east and uses an address of 120 East 14th Street. The City’s entrance on 14th Street was fairly narrow, and if it still existed, it would be right next to an NYU residence hall that occupies the former site of Luchow’s and uses the same address as that restaurant (110 East 14th Street).

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on June 13, 2008 at 10:26 am

On April 2nd, 1942, this became the City Newsreel Theatre. In theory, the City would have been the largest by far of all of NYC’s newsreel cinemas, but I suspect that upstairs sections of seats were closed down for this shift in policy. Other newsreel houses had 500 to 600 seats at most: View link

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on January 19, 2010 at 6:52 pm

This disappears from the New York Times movie ad pages around March 16, 1952.

RobertR
RobertR on February 11, 2010 at 12:53 pm

A great shot from 1938
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EcRocker
EcRocker on March 28, 2010 at 6:14 pm

What a shame. All those years that I worked at the Academy of Music I never knew that it was ever there. Based on what I saw in the picture and seeing the alley way and parking lot it does look like it could have been a theatre there. Dang all that time and I never knew.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on June 29, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Nice 1938 photo of City Theatre Robert R.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on July 8, 2010 at 10:21 am

Ad for the newsreel theatre in April 1942, after America entered the war.

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Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on April 8, 2011 at 11:17 am

For the Easter holiday week in April, 1944, the City Theatre switched policy by presenting a 2-in-1 Stage and Screen Show honoring our wartime Soviet ally. The Russian stage revue featured Constantin Poliansky and his WOR-Radio Balalaika Orchestra, cabaret singer Marusa Sava, dancer Vladimir Lazareff, and others, under the direction of Mischa Balanoff. On screen was the B&W Russian feature, “Lenin in October,” shown with English sub-titles. Performances were continuous and at popular prices.

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