Greenwich Theater

115 Eighth Avenue,
New York, NY 10011

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The Village Theater was located on Eighth Avenue and West Fifteenth Street and opened in around 1917. According to a story in the New York Times, the Greenwich Theater was operating in 1927. Any further information about the Greenwich Theater would be appreciated.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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CSWalczak
CSWalczak on February 2, 2010 at 9:05 pm

But if the site for this theater is occupied by the Port Authority building built in 1932, then either the FYB entries from at least that year up until 1942 must be in error or they are referring to a different Village Theater – unless the building once contained a new theater or what was once the original Greenwich. Or am I missing something?

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on February 2, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Good point, Cwalczak!

I’ll keep looking.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 23, 2010 at 8:31 am

According to the January, 1918, issue of the trade journal Architecture and Building, the Village Theatre was designed by the firm of Eisendrath & Horwitz.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on September 23, 2010 at 1:19 pm

The Village theatre on Eighth Avenue I referred to on February 2 must have been this one.

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GraceFoster
GraceFoster on October 11, 2010 at 8:55 pm

I noticed in the movie Daisy Kenyon, when Henry Fonda is sitting in the restaurant (approx 30 min into the movie) across the street is the Greenwich with Cary Grant and Laraine Day in Mr. Lucky on the marquis. I use vintage movies to find buildings and this movie references several that did exist. Hope it helps.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on October 11, 2010 at 9:02 pm

That’s the Art Greenwich in DAISY KENYON.

GraceFoster
GraceFoster on October 11, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Thanks very much! I will add it on my list.

classictheaters
classictheaters on December 2, 2010 at 3:08 am

OK, the only Greenwich Theater I remember is the one on Greenwich closer to 7th Ave. Across the Street from it was the former Loew’s Sheridan which faced 7th Ave. The Greenwich closed in the late 1990’s, it was featured in an episode of ‘Sex & The City’ as Carrie and her friends leave the theater (which was showing Godzilla 1998), the camera pans upward past the lit ‘Greenwich’ sign, up to the moon in the sky. The theater was already closed when this was shot. Shortly after the theater was destroyed (not demolished) to make way for the Equinox Gym.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 2, 2010 at 5:26 am

classictheaters: The Greenwich Theatre you’re thinking of is the one listed as the Art Greenwich Twin.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on December 2, 2010 at 9:50 am

The Art Greenwich was totally demolished for the glass tower Equinox Gym.

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