Victoria Theatre

1547 Broadway,
New York, NY 10036

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hdtv267 on June 22, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Nice shot of the marquee of this theatre in “Hell up in Harlem” at around the 45 minute mark. you’ll other shots in this Blaxplotation classic as well.

the film showing at the Victoria , “Across 110th Street'

Cimarron on March 27, 2014 at 3:24 am

Pic of 1948 Ad for World Premiere “Joan of Arc” added to Photo Section

DavidZornig on October 21, 2012 at 10:32 am

FYI. Just uploaded a 1929 theatre program for John Ford’s “the Black Watch” to the Photos section. It includes a small floor plan diagram. Photo courtesy of Decaying Hollywood Mansions FB page.

Tinseltoes on August 28, 2012 at 3:53 pm

The “Wajan” booking was mentioned in this editorial, which is mainly directed at the Criterion for indecent lobby displays: Boxoffice

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Mike (saps) on August 28, 2012 at 5:29 am

Boxoffice “deplored” the type of ballyhoo used to sell this doc. Ha! If they could only see what lay down the road…

Tinseltoes on August 27, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Half-nudist virgins ran rampant at the Gaiety in 1938: Boxoffice

Tinseltoes on August 8, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Here’s a trade article on the introduction of Fox’s wide-screen Grandeur process at the Gaiety Theatre in 1929: archive

Tinseltoes on July 29, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Sinking into the muck by 1970: Boxoffice

RobertR on June 19, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Love those crowds in the picture :)

Tinseltoes on June 18, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Minor-league Tiffany Productions made it to Broadway at the Gaiety Theatre with this “daringly different” melodrama: boxofficemagazine

Tinseltoes on October 12, 2011 at 4:01 pm

On this traditional Columbus Day (10/12) in 1949, J. Arthur Rank’s Technicolor epic, “Christopher Columbus,” with Fredric March in the title role, opened its NYC premiere engagement at the Victoria Theatre. Universal-International handled the American distribution, which proved a critical and boxoffice disaster.

Tinseltoes on May 8, 2011 at 3:08 pm

This previously linked 1954 image is now part of a New York Times slide show of photographs by Frank Oscar Larson: View link

Tinseltoes on April 28, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Seventy-eight years ago tonight, MGM’s B&W adaptation of Robert E. Sherwood’s sophisticated comedy hit, “Reunion in Vienna,” opened its world premiere engagement at the Gaiety Theatre as a two-a-day reserved-seat roadshow. John Barrymore and Diana Wynyard filled the leading roles played in the stage version by Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. The booking gave MGM two roadshow presentations in the same block of Broadway, with the B&W thriller “Hell Below” (Robert Montgomery-Walter Huston) continuing at the Astor Theatre.

AlAlvarez on October 16, 2010 at 1:27 am

A September 7, 1943 article in the New York Times explains how this location became an outlet for Russian films in 1943-1944.

Maurice Maurer, owner of the lease for several Times Square theatres including the Victoria, sold his lease to the Stanley, which had been an established outlet for Russian films since 1941. He then competed with the sucessful Stanley by programming first-run films from Russia (or about Russia) at the Victoria for almost a year.

Just prior to this it had been the Laffmovie and the often raided Gaiety Burlesque.

TLSLOEWS on September 3, 2010 at 12:54 am

Nice link Tinseltoes.

Tinseltoes on September 2, 2010 at 9:19 pm

Half a century ago today, Paramount’s “It Started in Naples,” teaming Clark Gable and Sophia Loren for the first and only time, opened its NYC premiere engagement at the Victoria and Murray Hill Theatres. Here’s a link to the original trailer:

Tinseltoes on March 15, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Here’s a 1934 view with the Gaiety and Astor in the background: View link

AlAlvarez on January 19, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Laffmovie should be added to previous names (1942-1943).

Tinseltoes on December 29, 2009 at 4:22 pm

Here’s a 1956 view with Columbia’s “The Solid Gold Cadillac” at the Victoria and Paramount’s “The Mountain” at the Astor: View link

jflundy on November 16, 2009 at 5:48 pm

The NYT is selling this 1948 image at their online store:
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Image taken in December 1948 during showing of “Joan of Arc”.

raybradley on August 1, 2009 at 4:37 pm

From a 1944 LIFE photo can be seen an unusual view of the Victoria -
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kencmcintyre on July 29, 2009 at 3:27 am

“Slaughter on Tenth Avenue” opened in 1957, so that might narrow it down a bit.

kencmcintyre on July 29, 2009 at 2:47 am

Here is an undated color photo from Life magazine: