East Side Beauty Theatre

235 Avenue A,
New York, NY 10009

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In operation, as the East Side Beauty Show from around 1908, it was re-named Royal Theatre by 1914 and around 1918 was known as Finger’s Theatre.

Another change of name to East Side Beauty Theatre came in the early 1920’s and the theatre continued to exhibit motion pictures until 1926. It was torn down and the much larger Mecca Theatre was built on an enlarged plot of land.

Contributed by Damien Farley

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KenRoe
KenRoe on September 7, 2005 at 9:43 am

Listed in the American Motion Picture Directory 1914 – 1915 as the Royal Theatre.

The Film Daily Yearbook’s; 1926 and 1927 editions list it as the East Side Beauty Theatre with a seating capacity of 257.

Rollingrck
Rollingrck on September 28, 2005 at 1:22 pm

There is a listing for the Mecca Theatre on this site at the same address

KenRoe
KenRoe on September 28, 2005 at 2:12 pm

Rollingrck;
Thanks for the extra info. I note that the Mecca Theatre has it’s own listing on Cinema Treasures. It was a much larger theatre than the East Side Beauty Theatre, for which we can now change the status to Closed/Demolished.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 29, 2005 at 4:13 am

A Gottfried organ was installed in the East Side Beauty Theater in 1921.

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