Sunset Theater

316 W. 125th Street,
New York, NY 10027

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 2, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Any photos anyone.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 2, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Any photos anyone.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on February 28, 2010 at 6:07 pm

A theatre adjoining the West End Theatre was being constructed in 1903 according to the NYT.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on February 27, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Looking at this again, the De Luxe must be the West End.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on November 18, 2009 at 1:34 pm

The 1937 Film Daily Yearbook lists as De Luxe theatre at 125th street and St. Nicholas. I suspect it was this site as the Sunset is listed as well.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on January 30, 2009 at 11:53 am

Thanks LM! That makes more sense.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 30, 2009 at 11:40 am

Al….The La Gree Church is located in the former West End Theater.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on January 30, 2009 at 11:11 am

This website has a photo identifying the Sunset as the current La Gree Baptist Church. This would place the Sunset closer to St. Nicholas than the address above.

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I suspect the La Gree Church building might actually be the Palace St. Nicholas theatre and annex instead, which is not yet listed.

Any ideas?

donvbreen
donvbreen on October 4, 2007 at 11:58 am

I was wondering if it’s possible that there was a theater with a different name at the site of the Sunset Theater on 125th St. My family lore has it that my grandfather, Martin McDonnell, operated a theater there sometime between 1913 and 1918. Because the information is a bit murky I have not been able to verify this. Thanks.
Don

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 11, 2007 at 11:16 am

In November of 1922 a certificate of occupancy was issued to a building at 312-322 W. 125th Street. It was a three story building with stores on the first floor. The second and third floors contained offices and showrooms. The next c/o that I found is dated August of 1924. At that time there is a three story building with stores and a 600 seat motion picture theater on the first floor. On the second and third floors is a municipal court. The c/o doesn’t state if it is a new or existing building. From that information, I would assume that this theater opened in either 1923 or 1924.