428 S. Broadway,
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Located on the 1st floor of the 10-story Broadway Central Building of 1907 (now known as the Judson Building). The ground floor space was formerly a shoe store. It was taken over in 1925 by Metropolitan Theatres and was converted into the New Broadway Theatre to the plans of architect L. McConville. It was the first theatre in what became the Metropolitan Theatres chain. In 1926 it was renamed Broadway Theatre. It was equipped with a Wurlitzer organ (Model D, Opus 701).
By 1939 it sported an attractive multi-colored neon marquee which lasted into the 1970’s when it was replaced by a much plainer marquee. By 1973 it was renamed Teatro Broadway, playing Spanish language movies. It was closed by Metropolitan Theatres in Summer of 1988. The theatre space has been divided down the middle to create two retail spaces.
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