Photoplay Theatre

1770 Third Avenue,
New York, NY 10029

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This theatre exhibited films from at least 1914 to 1947.

Contributed by Damien Farley

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 12, 2005 at 5:37 am

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

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on April 7, 2006 at 11:36 pm

Shows up in a September 1, 1918 NY Times full page ad for Paramount and Artcarft product.

“It is just as important to project the right sort of pictures ‘over here’ as it is to fire the right sort of cartridges ‘over there’"
reads the WWI ad.

Bway on April 24, 2006 at 5:07 am

Hmmm, I noticed two old abandoned theaters yesterday on my ride up Third Ave. There’s three Third Ave theaters in Harlem listed on the site.

Bway on May 18, 2009 at 8:56 am

I think this theater has been demolished.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on January 15, 2010 at 3:38 pm

This is still listed as open in the 1947 Film Daily Yearbook.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on February 21, 2010 at 10:14 pm

A very rare photo from 1911 of the Photoplay Theatre on a busy corner in New York city. A Rexall drug store occupies the front of the building and the theatre entrance is visible at the left center of the photo.

TLSLOEWS on April 4, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Very nice vintage photo Don.

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