New Yorker Theatre
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Firms: Boak & Paris
Styles: Art Deco
Previous Names: Adelphi Theatre, Yorktown Theatre
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- Dec 1, 2012 — New Yorker Theater / American Showman Talk @ CJH Sunday, December 2
- Oct 21, 2009 — Talbot's New Yorker Theatres and distributor
Originally opened as the 955-seat Adelphi Theatre by 1914, it was later called the Yorktown Theatre. This was the neighborhood theatre 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 theatre 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 on November 9, 1979 with seating provided for 390 & 412. Sadly it was downhill from there and the upper west side lost another gem when it closed on May 16, 1985.
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 theatre was finally demolished.
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