Trans-Lux Modern Theatre

625 Madison Avenue,
New York, NY 10020

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rivest266 on September 25, 2013 at 3:56 pm

March 14th, 1931 grand opening ad uploaded here.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 6, 2013 at 11:22 pm

Linkrot repair: The Trans-Lux Modern Theatre illustrating an ad for Carrier air conditioners in the March 7, 1936, issue of Boxoffice.

AlAlvarez on November 23, 2009 at 9:00 am

This theatre is listed as open in the 1937 Film Daily Year Book.

TPH on November 22, 2009 at 3:25 am

By the 1970’s the Schraffts gave way to L'Orangerie a belle-epoque style restaurant that tried to capitalize on the tremendous popularity of Warner LeRoy’s Maxwell’s Plum, further east. What was the name of the Trans-Lux house that succeeded the Modern?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 22, 2009 at 2:27 am

A view of a Trans-Lux Modern Theatre was featured in an ad for Carrier air conditioners in Boxoffice Magazine, March 7, 1936. I think it’s the same theater seen in the two exterior photos linked in ken mc and Warren’s comments. If this theater closed in 1933, Carrier must have been using an old photo of it. It’s possible that the ad had already been in use for a few years and Carrier was just too cheap to have a new one created.

AlAlvarez on May 5, 2006 at 10:32 am

Was it ever anythiong but a newsreel theatre?

AlAlvarez on May 5, 2006 at 10:14 am

Was this ever anything other than a newsreel theatre?

AlAlvarez on April 14, 2006 at 2:49 am

Is the Trans-Lux East (1963-1979) not listed yet?

bamtino on September 22, 2005 at 8:14 am

I should’ve stated that “The building in which the theatre was located occupied 617-627 Madison…” This is according to the C/O mentioned by lostmemory.
Here’s another photo of the theatre’s exterior:

bamtino on September 21, 2005 at 5:33 pm

The address of this theatre appears to have been either 617 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, 10022 or 41 E. 58th Street. (I’m not sure on which street the entrance was located.)
The theatre actually occupied 617-627 Madison, 37-41 E. 58th Street, and 36-54 E. 59th Street.