New Yorker Theatre
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Originally opened as the Adelphi Theatre by 1914, it was later called the Yorktown Theatre. This was the neighborhood theater to go to on the Upper West Side. “I worked there in concessions and box office as a teenager”.
Woody Allen filmed one of his movies within the lobby. It was a great revival theater showing plenty of Marx Brothers films and other wonderful artists. It had a sign in book inside, to which many patrons complained about the projector, etc.
The Walter Reade Organization took it over, and they twinned the theatre in 1979. Sadly it was downhill from there and the upper west side lost another gem.
During an awful storm, the Art Deco relief of Diana the Huntress, which hung over the marquee, toppled over and remained on top of the marquee until the theater was finally demolished in the late-1970’s or so.
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