Nemo Theatre

2834 Broadway,
New York, NY 10025

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The Nemo Theater

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The Nemo Theatre was opened in 1919, and closed in 1963. It became a supermarket, and was demolished in the early-2000’s

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DougDouglass
DougDouglass on March 14, 2004 at 11:38 pm

2834 Broadway is at West 110th Street/Cathedral Parkway.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on March 16, 2004 at 6:21 pm

The Nemo was originally a Fox theatre, which explains how it later landed under Skouras management. On May 2, 1926, the Nemo presented the first public demonstration of Fox’s new “Movietone” sound system, though the program consisted only of short films.

Movieplace
Movieplace on July 10, 2004 at 4:28 am

The structure was original a beer gardenand restaurant. It was fashioned into a theatre by Thomas Lamb

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on May 3, 2006 at 7:59 pm

This became the Daitch-Shopwell supermarket Januery 22, 1964.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on May 3, 2006 at 8:35 pm

The Daitch-Shopwell chain disappeared decades ago. If this site still houses a supermarket, it must be under a different name.

Flame
Flame on August 3, 2009 at 4:00 pm

We used to frequent the Nemo as kids in the 50’s. In those days they had a Children’s Section with a uniformed matron to keep the kids in line. Sometimes they’d even hit the kids to maintain order. They always showed double features for 35 cents going up eventually to 50 cents. We’d just go in and watch what was on till it started over again. It was a big theatre with one of those Come on in, it’s Kool inside! signs. Great on hot summer days. We were all saddened when it became a Daitch Shopwell.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on October 20, 2009 at 8:07 pm

The Nemo stopped showing films in March 1963, according to Boxoffice Magazine.

Movieplace
Movieplace on July 1, 2011 at 8:19 pm

The Nemo stood at the south east corner of 110th and Broadway. The Rite Aid is across Broadway on the south west corner.

Movieplace
Movieplace on July 1, 2011 at 8:24 pm

As per Flame’s comment of 8/3/2009 the Nemo became a Daitch Shopwell. A similar fate of the old Stoddard Theater on 90th and Broadway (also a Lamb house)which too became a Daitch. The Nemo Daitch became a D'agostino’s and then the structure was eventually torn down. The Nemo was entirely gutted. A demolition worker allowed me to peek in after I convinced him the structure had been a theater at one point. The new building on the site was completed in 2004.

bicyclereporter
bicyclereporter on January 27, 2012 at 7:13 am

Mentioned in “Last Words”, George Carlin’s “sortabiography”.

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