Kent Theatre

190 E. 167th Street,
Bronx, NY 10456

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Not to be confused with the same named theater in Brooklyn, this was a Bronx double feature house that I think closed in the very early-1980’s.

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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on September 7, 2006 at 4:13 am

A night view from 1938. Note the employee on a ladder at the front of the marquee, probably getting ready to change the lettering for the next program:

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on September 7, 2006 at 4:51 am

As far as I know, the Kent opened as the Kent and closed as the Kent. There used to be a 900-seat theatre in the Bronx called the Star at 960 Southern Boulevard, according to the FDYB of 1931, which was well before the Kent was even built.

mikemorano on September 7, 2006 at 5:13 am

Very Cool photo’s. Perhaps someone else knows about a Star theatre.

Jeffrey1955 on September 8, 2006 at 8:24 am

I believe that page at Forgotten NY was from several years ago. Kevin is usually pretty accurate, but he could have made a mistake. I’ll e-mail him and see if he remembers where he got that Star info.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on April 28, 2008 at 10:57 am

Here’s a new link to a night view from 1938. The man on the ladder suggests that the marquee lettering was in the process of being changed:
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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on July 1, 2008 at 6:51 am

Perhaps it was copied from the one that I originally posted above nearly two years ago on 9/7/06 and changed to a new link on 4/28/08?

kencmcintyre on July 19, 2008 at 4:27 pm

Google must had a very small budget for these photographers. Half the time they shoot directly into the sun, or they stand behind a bus that completely blocks the shot. Anyway, here are some photos from the site:

Tinseltoes on January 2, 2011 at 7:44 am

A recent view of the Kent Theatre as bargain store can found at the start of this new article about the Morrisania section of the Bronx:
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stang119 on October 26, 2013 at 7:00 am

This was my neighborhood theatre to catch American-International films. Yeah, saw all the Beach Party films here. RIP Annette!

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