Columbia Theatre

1324 Amsterdam Avenue,
New York, NY 10027

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iatse311 on June 17, 2014 at 9:03 am

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on February 19, 2010 at 8:06 pm

According to the NYT, a man shot himself in the chest here in November 1929 which may have triggered the name change in order to escape the notoriety of the suicide.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on August 24, 2007 at 11:34 am

I wish my Grandparents were still with us so I could ask them about this theater. I remember my Grandfather used to play “448” for the daily lotto number because my Grandmother lived at 448 W. 125th Street in the late 1930’s when they were dating. That address was on the block between B'way and Amsterdam that was bulldozed to make way for the projects that also claimed this theater. I imagine they might have enjoyed a few dates at the Columbia.