Tremont Theatre

1942 Webster Avenue,
Bronx, NY 10457

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Auditorium with organ installation

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The Tremont was one of the earliest purpose-built cinemas in the Bronx, opening around 1910 and closing about 1960. During a half-century of operation, it was also known as the Tremont Yiddish Theatre and Cinema Tremont, according to historian Michael Miller’s list of Bronx theatres. More information about the Tremont’s history and the current status of the site is needed. In 2002, it was reported to be converted into retail space.

Contributed by Warren G. Harris

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 1, 2008 at 2:08 pm

Here is another photo of the Tremont Theater.

kencmcintyre on July 19, 2008 at 2:39 pm

Here’s a photo from the NYPL. You can zoom in for a better look. No date was given.

I had some trouble matching this building on Google due to the address. The building that corresponds to the vintage photos would be at 1938 Webster. 1940 is a rental hall on the corner of Webster and 178th. The two buildings bracketing the Tremont appear to be the same in all the photos. However, the Park Overlook Hotel is also listed at 1938 Webster. The hotel appears to be the building on the theater’s left in the photos. Confusion abounds.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 19, 2008 at 2:55 pm

Are you saying that the address above is incorrect?

kencmcintyre on July 19, 2008 at 2:59 pm

1940 is the last building on the block, currently. None of the photos show the theater as a corner building. I don’t think the theater was ever at 1942.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 19, 2008 at 3:13 pm

Judging from the NYPL photo, it doesn’t appear to be a corner building. 1940 Webster Ave is V and T Hall Inc. which I think is a catering hall. The building in the Google map photo with the “red flower?” on it might be the theater building.

kencmcintyre on July 19, 2008 at 3:16 pm

That’s what I thought.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 19, 2008 at 3:23 pm

I tried to read the writing on that Google photo to see if I could find an address but I can’t read it. 1938 Webster Ave is listed as a Hotel/Inn. Park Overlook, 1938 Webster Ave.

kencmcintyre on July 19, 2008 at 3:35 pm

The green awning says “Cinelli’s Building”. I think the hotel is next door.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 19, 2008 at 5:27 pm

According to the DOB the hotel is located at 1938 Webster Avenue. It’s a five story building.

drumpointer on April 12, 2013 at 12:32 pm

I was born in 1950 in the Bronx and lived in this neighborhood until I was 21. I only knew this theater as an Italian language cinema.I saw many Italian language films at the Tremont including La Ciociara, which later became Two Women (with Sophia Loren). They showed mostly older Italian films from after WWII. They even printed flyers announcing upcoming films that I still have (I think). The Tremont was in operation when I started taking Italian in junior high school in 1963. I can’t say for sure when the last film was I saw there but I would say it was still showing films through the mid 1960’s, but probably no later.

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