RKO Quad

572 Main Street,
New Rochelle, NY 10801

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RKO Proctor's Theater

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The Proctor’s Theatre was built in 1927. By 1935 it had been renamed RKO Proctor’s Theatre. In later years it had been sub-divided into four screens and was renamed RKO Quad. Around 1969 the former stage space was converted into the Main Street Cinema, with its own separate entrance on Main Street (and its own entry on Cinema Treasures).

The RKO Quad operated into the early-1990’s. It has since been gutted internally and is now used for retail and office space. The exterior has sadly lost its marquee.

Contributed by MartyNartinez

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spectrum
spectrum on December 5, 2010 at 11:39 am

This is practically across the street from the Proctor’s. Narrow lobby, then turn 45 degrees to the right, the auditorium is set at a diagonal. At the Proctor’s, you’d enter and go straight back and then go to the right into the auditorium.

Farquarh
Farquarh on January 16, 2011 at 4:04 am

Growing up in New Rochelle in the 50s and 60s, I attended many movies at both Lowes and RKO which were magnificent theaters. The wrought iron work in the RKO made it something special. It’s a shame they were lost to capitalism, they should have been preserved for posterity. Given the resources I would re-build it in a heartbeat!

LugosiResearch
LugosiResearch on December 29, 2012 at 5:30 pm

On Friday 29 December 1950, Bela “Dracula” Lugosi presented his in person Horror and Magic Stage show at RKO Proctor’s. Currently I am conducting research on all things Lugosi; if anyone out there actually saw this show and/or has memorabilia (poster, handbill, photos) related to this show, please contact Bill at Thanks in advance for any assistance!

svercher
svercher on November 4, 2013 at 11:48 pm

Please, could you someone give me some link or information that how RKO Proctor’s Theater interior looks and it is use now. Have they kept the seats and scenario ? thanks!

Joseph
Joseph on January 15, 2014 at 6:13 pm

The New Rochelle RKO Proctor’s no longer functions as a theatre. Several years ago it was gutted and converted into retail and office space. The exterior remains basically intact.

DomZ
DomZ on April 24, 2014 at 8:39 pm

Actually, the first floor is retail/office space and the upper floors is leased to a private School known has Hallen which has been at this location going on 20 years.

robboehm
robboehm on April 9, 2015 at 1:40 pm

Early photo uploaded where the vertical said Proctors rather than RKO.

robboehm
robboehm on April 26, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Uploaded photo bearing RKO and Proctor names.

robboehm
robboehm on April 26, 2017 at 6:06 pm

I find it really odd that a number of entries mentioning the Main Street Cinemas and photos are on this RKO sit but no one ever created one for the Main Street itself. I will do so now.

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