Lucky Star Theatre

79 First Avenue,
New York, NY 10003

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A motion picture theatre (or at least, a theatre building which was used for some time to exhibit motion pictures) existed at this site from at least 1920 through 1957.

More information would be appreciated.

Contributed by Damien Farley

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Rollingrck
Rollingrck on September 28, 2005 at 12:01 pm

The site housed a police precinct from 1853 – 1912, I don’t know if the building was torn down when they left for 321 East 5 street and a new one built for the theatre or they just moved into the old stationhouse. I ordered the tax photo (block#446 lot#29) and it shows a three story building with a “Lucky Star Photo Plays” marquee.
The NYPL photo archive also has a view of the front of the building from across First Avenue – looking under the EL. Let me know what you find out

Rollingrck
Rollingrck on September 30, 2005 at 6:31 am

I figured out how to use photobucket:)
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the site today:
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Rollingrck
Rollingrck on October 4, 2005 at 2:32 pm

Lucky Star Theatre photo offered by the NYPL
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