Town Theatre

600 Main Street,
New Rochelle, NY 10801

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Town Theater

Next to the larger Proctor’s Theatre sits the Town Theatre. It opened as the Trent Theatre on December 9, 1937 and was operated by Interboro Circuit Inc. By 1950 it was part of Cinema Circuit Corp. In the 1960’s it was operated by Brandt Theatres.

It’s latest incarnation is as a pine furniture store.

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Roger Katz
Roger Katz on February 6, 2004 at 5:55 pm

This theatre is located at 600 Main St.

RobertR on June 8, 2005 at 8:07 pm

Brandt was operating the Town in the late 60’s.

howvideo on September 2, 2006 at 5:33 am

Ok this was the place where I saw “live and let die” when it first came out, and boy was the place packed to the hilt. Main street was thriving, all the theaters were open, parking was plentiful food was abundant, the balcony was open and people were happier.
Here’s to better times.

The theater was opened again for a short time in the late 90’s for a showing of the titanic. Owned by the same people as the Scarsdale 99 cent theater on Garth rd. Scarsdale was demolished for apartments
While the Towne is a Wicker Paradise.

shoeshoe14 on May 28, 2008 at 4:30 pm

I found historic theatre attendance tallies for this theatre among others while working for the CT Film Fest last week. On Sunday, during the last screening, I self-toured Danbury’s Palace stagehouse on both sides and found the info.

It lists 3/19-3/25/79 and mentions the New Rochelle Proctor, Cinemas 1-3 with seat totals. The last line mentions the New Rochelle Main St. with 286 seats. I presumed it was this one.

joemasher on May 28, 2008 at 5:53 pm

The Main St. Cinema was the stagehouse of Proctor’s. It had a separate entrance, box office, and concession stand.
When Cineplex Odeon operated the “Proctor’s Sevenplex”, it consisted of: Proctor’s (4 auditoriums), Loew’s across the street (2 auditoriums), and the Main St. Cinema (Proctor’s stage).
The Town was always the Town.

poman on June 25, 2008 at 12:33 pm

Not-so-great scan from a newspaper clipping.
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Roger Katz
Roger Katz on March 8, 2010 at 4:18 am

I believe this was originally the Trent Theatre and opened December 9, 1937.

robboehm on April 9, 2015 at 1:54 pm

Roger, if you look at the various addresses the Trent would have been further down the street past the Town and the Proctors. I can’t see it in the 1969 image Ken McIntre linked of Main Street.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on April 9, 2015 at 1:58 pm

This was the Trent. I was in New Rochelle looking through old city directories and the Town and the Trent both had the address of 600 Main Street in their times. It was also called the Cue at one point as well.

robboehm on April 26, 2017 at 5:47 pm

Uploaded a picture from the day.

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