Park Theatre

315 Broadway,
Newburgh, NY

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Park Theatre, Newburgh (1931)

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The Park Theatre was situated on the upper reaches of Broadway, which proved too far from the shopping and business area that developed around lower Broadway and Water Street, near the Hudson River. The Park never prospered, closed during the Depression, and re-opened again only for a brief period during WWII. It was eventually converted into a Salvation Army store which it remains today. More information about its history is needed.

Contributed by Warren G. Harris

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 13, 2005 at 1:12 am

A Hillgreen-Lane organ Opus 639 Size 2/14 was installed in the Park Theater in 1921 at a cost of $5,500.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on October 13, 2005 at 3:42 am

In this 1931 image, the Park was celebrating “Anniversary Week”:
www.i8.photobucket.com/albums/a18/Warrengwhiz/park.jpg

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 13, 2005 at 4:21 am

The following comes from a Times Herald-Record article on Newburgh, New York movie theaters. In 1941 there were six movie theaters in Newburgh. They were the Academy, the Ritz, the Broadway, the Cameo, the Park and the Strand. The Cameo and the Strand were the smallest having around 500 seats. The Ritz was the largest of the six theaters. The Park theater was the first to close. It stopped operating by 1950. Earlier theaters in Newburgh, so called “storefront movie houses” were the New Palatine Theater and the Star Theater, both on Lander Street. And the Imperial theater on Colden St.

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

BTW….The Salvation Army is located at 315 Broadway.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on October 13, 2005 at 2:03 pm

This is still the Salvation Army store. Walking in you can tell where the former balcony is. How much of the balcony is intact, though, I am unsure of because I did not go upstairs.

BobWilson
BobWilson on May 9, 2006 at 4:39 am

The Park Theater I remember was only opened for a brief time in the 1940’s, after a fire severely damaged the Broadway Theater further down on Broadway (in 1943). When the Broadway was cleaned up, refurbished and reopened, the Park closed down again. I remember that “Yankee Doodle Dandy” had its premiere at the Park, where I saw it for the first time. A few of us oldtimers remember the Strand, down on Liberty Street South of Broadway, but I think that it must have closed down before I was old enough to see anything there.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on May 19, 2008 at 9:51 am

Here’s a new link to a 1931 view of the Park Theatre:
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shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on August 25, 2009 at 7:38 pm

Passed by this theater on my bike trip 2 weeks ago. It’s now boarded up as it was previously a Salvation Army. The weeds and ivy have grown substantially on the right side and the rear of the building.

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