Alpha Fine Arts Theatre
4157 Hamilton Avenue,
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Located in the Northside neighborhood just below Clifton after the Ludlow viaduct, the Park Theatre opened in 1913.
According to blogger Steven Thompson, the theatre later operated as simply the Alpha Theatre and showed adult films into the early-1970’s, often running afoul of the same over-vigilant vice squad that had also shut down screenings of Russ Meyer’s “Vixen” at the Guild Theatre. They later switched their booking policy to repertory fare and changed their name to the Alpha Fine Arts, showing double features. Ironically though, their last attraction before closing was an X-rated film – Roger Vadim’s “Charlotte”.
After ceasing as a movie theatre, in the 1980’s, the Grote family opened a bakery franchise in the space. It later housed a used furniture store and in 2009 is in use as an appliance repair store.
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