3462 East Tremont Avenue,
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The Interboro Theatre was located at 3462 East Tremont Avenue in the Throggs Neck section of The Bronx.
The theater was built in the late-1920’s and was originally named the "Interborough". The planned expansion of the Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) from Hugh Grant Circle in Parkchester never materialized, but the theater kept the name eventually dropping the "ugh". To local residents the Interboro was called "The Itch".
The first movie ever shown was "Seventh Heaven" (1927) and the score was provided by a pianist named Bertha Benedict. The "Itch" would also host amateur nights, Duncan Yo-Yo competitions, variety shows and talent competitions. The theater also held dish night for the ladies and PAL Christmas parties.
(Information taken from The Bronx Times Reporter July 13, 1995.)
This beautiful local theater was one of the hearts of the Throggs Neck community. My parents and grandparents enjoyed the theater just as I did growing up in this Northeast section of The Bronx.
I remember seeing the first "Rocky" at the Interboro when it had just one screen and a massive ceiling. The theatre was eventually split into four auditoriums before finally closing in August 1995.
Today, it houses a food market and administration offices for the local Board of Education. An absolute shame.
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