Windsor Theatre

412 Grand Street,
New York, NY 10002

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The Windsor Theatre exhibited motion pictures prior to 1914 until at least 1953.

In 1906, the building at this location was known as the New Windsor Theatre and, in the late-19th and early-20th centuries, a Windsor Hall, often used for public meetings, was located here.

Contributed by Damien Farley

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 29, 2005 at 7:06 am

Listed in the American Motion Picture Directory 1914 -1915 as the Windsor Theatre.

Film Daily Yearbook;1926 edition gives a seating capacity as 520 for the Windsor Theatre. In the F.D.Y. 1930 and 1941 editions it has 400 seats. Seating is given as 460 in the 1943 edition of F.D.Y and back to 400 in the 1950 edition.

jrobertclark
jrobertclark on August 14, 2007 at 3:31 am

This theater, though long closed, is an infamous location in the history of New York underground film: Its roof served as the location for Jack Smith’s groundbreaking (and allegedly obscene)“Flaming Creatures!”

I’ll add more info when I can access my archives (currently in storage).

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 2, 2010 at 11:16 am

There is a Rite Aid at the location now. No trace of the theater or its adjacent buildings on Grand, as seen in the 1931-32 photo.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on January 20, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Opening shortly at the Windsor…

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