Paraiso Theater

1714 Madison Avenue,
New York, NY 10029

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This small cinema served East Harlem for many decades under at least three different names. More information about its history is needed.

Contributed by Warren G. Harris

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 13, 2005 at 3:12 pm

It is listed as the New Madison Theatre in the American Motion Picture Directory 1914-1915. Still the New Madison Theatre with 440 seats in the Film Daily Yearbook; 1926 edition. Same in the 1930 F.D.Y. with seating given as 528.

It’s the Municipal Theatre with 512 seats in the 1941 edition of F.D.Y., 540 seats in 1943 and 600 seats in 1950.

No listing in the 1957 Film Daily Yearbook.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on January 29, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Listed in the 1953 Film Daily Yearbook as an Ansell theatre, a chain that runs Spanish language theatres.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on June 30, 2012 at 9:32 pm

The Madison theatre referred to in the article must be the Caribe.

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