544 E. 79th Street,
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Firms: Rapp & Rapp
Styles: Streamline Moderne
News About This Theater
- Feb 4, 2011 — The Double Feature
This late Rapp & Rapp designed movie house, done in Art Moderne style in 1937, was located in the Chatham neighborhood, at the intersection of E. 79th Street and S. Rhodes Avenue. The Rhodes Theatre was opened on November 19, 1937 with Kenny Baker in “Mr. Dodd Takes the Air”.
For most of the 1930’s and 1940’s (and into the 1950’s), the Rhodes Theatre was operated by the Warner Brothers (later Stanley-Warner) chain. From the mid-1960’s into the 1970’s, it was part of the Brotman & Sherman Theaters chain, which also acquired other former Warner houses such as the Avalon Theatre (New Regal), Capitol Theatre, and Met Theatre.
The Rhodes Theatre was open into the 198’s, but, unfortunately, was demolished after it closed.
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