Earl Theatre

58 East 161st Street,
Bronx, NY 10452

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fred1
fred1 on April 24, 2014 at 6:48 am

George: The Kent theater is now a supermarket

GeorgeSolend
GeorgeSolend on April 23, 2014 at 8:19 pm

ps WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE KENT THEATER IT WAS ONE OF MANY THAT BELONGED TO THE CO. THAT OWNED THE EARL

GeorgeSolend
GeorgeSolend on April 23, 2014 at 8:14 pm

PS FILM STILLS, AND I LIVED IN HIGHBRIDGE AT 1000 ANDERSON AVE. AND NEXT DOOR TO P.S. 73

GeorgeSolend
GeorgeSolend on April 23, 2014 at 8:09 pm

I WORKED AS AN USHER AT THE EARL BUT DID MANY OTHER JOBS THERE, LIKE CHANGE THE MARQUEE WHEN A NEW FILM CAME IN OR CARRY THE FILM CASES UPSTAIRS TO THE PROJECTION ROOM, THE CASES WERE 6 SIDED AND HEAVY, I MISS THE EARL VERY MUCH, I REMEMBER WE USE TO GO ON THE ROOF TO WATCH A BASEBALL GAME IN YANKEE STADIUM, THERE IS A WOOD WATER TANK ON THE ROOF AND UNDER WAS A WOODEN BENCH THAT WE SAT ON,I COULD WRITE SO MANY THINGS ABOUT THE EARL NEXT TO THE EARL WAS THE ( JEROME CAFETERIA ) AND NEXT TO IT ON THE CORNER WAS A NEWSPAPER STORE THAT HAD CIGARETTES FROM AROUND THE WORLD, ACROSS THE STREET WAS A ENTRANCE TO THE SUBWAY AND THERE WAS A STORE WERE I HAD A 2 CENTS PLAIN SODA OR A MILK SHAKE, ON THE EARL SIDE WAS I THINK A BOHACK OR A 6 S SUPERMARKT, AND ACROSS WAS A CHOCK FULL OF NUT COFFEE SHOP, THIS WAS ALL IN THE 1960s AND TO LAST I ALSO CHANGED THE FILM POSTERS AND STILL IN THE SHOW CASES.

45encryptor
45encryptor on May 14, 2012 at 4:33 pm

When I was 11 years old, my grammar school held its track team practices and events at McCoombs Dam Park. I saw “The THING” at the Earl and went there many other times. I just joined the site for the nostalgia and am enjoying the tour.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on June 16, 2011 at 5:00 pm

The other entrance referred to by Kyapiko is actually on River Ave, not Jerome Ave (which is in the other side of Yankee Stadium). Was this an alternate entrance for the theater as well? I know the sports bar was using both entrances – I just always assumed the River Ave entry was existing retail space. I added new photos, one a day shot of the 161st Street facade and a night shot of the River Avenue entrance – both taken within the last 3 years or so.

Yves Marchand
Yves Marchand on October 30, 2009 at 4:33 pm

The former auditorium, reportedly as having been in very bad shape, has been recently gutted and work are being done inside for the expansion of the Sports Bar.

Bway
Bway on September 29, 2009 at 9:03 pm

I saw this theater last night when I went to a Yankee Game. It is currently being used as a sports bar, or at least the lobby on both River Rd, and the other lobby on Jerome Ave is. I don’t know what if anything remains of the interior…any information would be appreciated.

steve Lewis
steve Lewis on July 5, 2008 at 12:30 pm

Thanks for the posting of the picture. I have fond memories when I worked there as a projectionist. What a grand theater it was at one time.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on June 6, 2008 at 9:47 am

Lo Mem, how dare you insinuate that my refusal to answer your questions is proof that I use “illegal” images in my Photobucket scrapbook. Why would anyone cooperate with a phantom who also obviously hates their guts? Your slur tactics remind of the McCarthy witchhunts of the late 1940s. I thought that era was over, but perhaps your alias conceals a disciple of the scurrilous, extreme right-wing Senator.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on June 5, 2008 at 10:42 am

Whether I took the photo myself or purchased it is none of your business. Have you asked “Back in the Bronx” the same question? I suspect that you’ll get the same answer, or none at all. END of discussion!

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on June 5, 2008 at 10:10 am

You should credit Warren G. Harris for the photo displayed in my Photobucket album. It comes from my personal collection of theatre photographs. If you doubt that I am Warren G. Harris, that’s your problem. You don’t need to put quotes around “Warren,” which is my actual first name. I have no need to hide behind a false identity like you do. “Lost Memory” indeed! I hope and pray that you eventually find it.

steve Lewis
steve Lewis on June 5, 2008 at 8:03 am

Hi,

Does anyone have a high res copy of the Earl. The one listed at /theaters/5968_0_2_0_C/ is only 360 X 480. Does anyone have bigger?

Thanks,
Steve

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on June 5, 2008 at 7:54 am

Now who’s being ridiculous? Is this a tribunal? And who appointed a phantom calling itself “Lost Memory” as the judge? Some prompt answers are needed from the management of Cinema Treasures.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on April 14, 2008 at 11:52 am

Here’s a 1941 view of the marquee and roof sign (which was changed regularly to match the main feature). This double bill originated on the RKO circuit and reached the Earl a few weeks later: View link

OnslowKUA
OnslowKUA on August 27, 2006 at 6:23 pm

When I was a college student in the early 1960’s, I worked in an ice cream parlor across the street from the Earl named Addie Vallins. On Saturday nights we used to get a crowd when the movie ended. Being around the corner from Yankee Stadium, sometimes a few of the Yankee players would come in for ice cream. Thanks for the photos KenRoe.

steve Lewis
steve Lewis on April 12, 2005 at 2:19 pm

I would love to see pictures of the Earl if anyone has any. Especially the Marquee

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on April 11, 2005 at 4:44 pm

The electric roof sign of the Earl Theatre can be seen in the background of a vintage photo here: www.bronxboard.com/photopg16.html

charliek
charliek on September 12, 2004 at 1:49 pm

To view several pics taken in 2003, click here and scroll down the page:
View link

The Unity Restaurant is no longer there. It’s been replaced by a new bar/restaurant.

steve Lewis
steve Lewis on August 24, 2004 at 1:23 pm

I worked my first shift as a projectionist in this grand old theater. I actually have a cup dispenser that was used in this theater. You know the ones that you put a penny in and got a cone shaped cup. I loved working there and had many good times. The first movies I ran there were Dirty Harry and The Wild Bunch. I’ll never forget those times. It was a ball. I only wish I had some photos of the building’s marquee

YMike
YMike on April 26, 2004 at 8:08 am

The auditorium has been used for a flea market and snack bar in recent years. Used entrance on Jerome Ave. Not sure if it is in use now.