Palace Theatre

199 Main Street,
White Plains, NY 10601

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This theater was built in 1907 by Stanley Newell as "The Newell Theatre" on the site currently occupied by the Bar Building at 199 Main Street. At the time it was called Railroad Avenue. In 1911, the theater changed its name to the Court Square Theatre, but then changed back to the Newell Theatre in 1913.

By 1917 it was operating as the Palace Theatre. It was partially demolished in 1928 to make way for the Bar Building. The rear portion of the theater was kept standing as part of the Bar Building, but was demolished in the last few years for construction of the Ritz Carlton White Plains.

The book "Yesterday in White Plains" by Renoda Hoffman has photos and information on this theater.

Contributed by Bruce Calvert

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Bruce Calvert
Bruce Calvert on April 19, 2011 at 7:53 pm


Here’s the cover of a program for the Palace Theatre from the week of January 1, 1917. Actress Viola Dana is on the cover. The rest of the program can be seen at The Silent Film Still Archive.

Robert Hoch of the White Plains Historical Society provided the information above on this theater.

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