RKO Quad

572-80 Main Street,
New Rochelle, NY 10801

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RKO Proctor's Theater

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Built in 1927, the Proctor’s Theatre that sits on Main Street in New Rochelle now appears to be used for retail and office space. It last operated in the early-1990’s, and had been quadded. It is unknown as to the current state of the interior, however, the exterior has sadly lost its marquee.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 20, 2009 at 5:46 am

The January 8, 1949, issue of Boxoffice Magazine reported that the RKO Proctor’s Theatre had been reseated, reducing capacity to 2,688. Seats in some sections of the main floor had been staggered to improve sight lines, thus reducing the number of seats in alternate rows from 12 to 11. The ends of the 11-seat rows featured extra-wide standards. The theater’s side boxes had been removed at the same time, to enlarge the floor area for regular seating.

kencmcintyre on February 11, 2010 at 3:49 am

The RKO, the Scenic and the Town can be seen in this 1969 photo:

kencmcintyre on February 11, 2010 at 3:52 am

Sorry, that’s the Loew’s on the left, not the Scenic.

spectrum on December 5, 2010 at 7:39 pm

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 on January 16, 2011 at 12:04 pm

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 on December 30, 2012 at 1:30 am

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 on November 5, 2013 at 7:48 am

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 on January 16, 2014 at 2:13 am

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 on April 25, 2014 at 4:39 am

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.

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