Franklin Theatre

440 Lenox Avenue,
New York, NY 10037

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This small, late-run cinema on Lenox Avenue at W. 132nd Street served Harlem for many decades before being converted into St. John Pentecostal Church. More information about its history is needed.

Contributed by Warren G. Harris

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 2, 2005 at 6:35 am

Listed in the American Motion Picture Directory 1914-1915.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 2, 2005 at 8:53 am

The Franklin Theatre is still listed as open in the 1950 Film Daily Yearbook with a seating capacity given as 450.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on May 16, 2008 at 8:21 am

Here’s a new link to a 1935 exterior view:
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