Pix Theatre

355 Mamaroneck Avenue,
White Plains, NY 10605

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The Pix Theatre in White Plains opened in 1935 with 400 seats, which was considered quite small at the time (now, of course, a 400-seat auditorium in a cinema is huge). It was the first theatre in Westchester County designated specifically for “talkies” or motion pictures with sound. It was constructed at a cost of $25,000.

The Pix Theatre closed in 1976 and was converted to a restaurant. It is now a sports shop. The building remains, but looks quite different than in its days as a theatre. Not only is the marquee gone, but the entrance is now just a wall (the entrance to the sports shop is in back). Also a new addition has been constructed and attached to the former theatre.

Contributed by Roger Katz

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stepale2
stepale2 on July 20, 2005 at 6:26 am

Growing up in nearby Bronxville, we attended movie theaters in White Plains on Saturday afternoons (until I was 12, in 1955), including the Pix as well as the RKO, but there is no mention on the CT site of the Loew’s theater that was also in White Plains. It was on Main Street, a few blocks west of the RKO theater and I think it was called Loew’s State. Anyone remember it or have any info about its history?

ArchStanton007
ArchStanton007 on September 12, 2005 at 10:58 am

This exterior of this theater is briefly seen in “Goodbye Columbus” which filmed throughout lower Westchester County.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 2, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Listed in the 1956 Motion Picture almanac.

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