Loew's Grand Theater

2463 Jerome Avenue,
Bronx, NY 10468

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Loew's Grand Theater

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Located on the corner of Fordham Road and Jerome Avenue in the Bronx. You can still see the painting on the brick wall that faces Fordham Road – “Loew’s Grand – Vaudeville and Photo Plays”. The paint is covered by a thin veil at the moment.

Completely gutted and turned into retail stores that took up the entire two floors. In the 1980’s it was a Loehmann’s clothing store, then a Lionel Kiddy City, a Wiz, and now a cheap department store called El Mundo.

Contributed by Arleen Colon

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bamtino
bamtino on June 24, 2004 at 9:02 am

Judging from the marquee, which features the film “New York”, in all likelihood the photo at the following site is from 1927 or 28:
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More recent photos of the facility can be seen here:
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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on July 22, 2005 at 3:53 pm

Here are two views of the auditorium of the Grand, which was considered the top Loew’s theatre in the Bronx until the opening of the Paradise: www.i8.photobucket.com/albums/a18/Warrengwhiz/128-2826_IMG.jpg

Scholes188
Scholes188 on September 18, 2005 at 5:22 pm

So there is now nothing left of the old theater?

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on September 18, 2005 at 6:43 pm

The 2004 photos show the auditorium portion still standing, but housing at least a portion of a Wiz retail store. However, the Wiz chain has since closed down, so I don’t know the present status of the site. Perhaps one of our Bronx residents could check it out and file a report.

joemasher
joemasher on September 29, 2005 at 1:32 am

The auditorium of the Grand was long ago gutted completely and refitted with two or three complete levels. There is a college operating in it. The Wiz was in the former lobby and some of the other retail space.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on May 5, 2006 at 2:51 pm

A Loew’s circuit ad in the March 1st, 1943 issue of The New York Times says that the Grand Theatre sold $153,000 in U.S. War Bonds in one day. I don’t know why the Grand was singled out for mention, but perhaps just to inspire patrons of all Loew’s theatres to try to equal or suprass that mark.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 5, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Not a lot of post for an NYC Theatre.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 5, 2011 at 11:03 pm

True Mike, comparded to the Loews Grand Atlanta Lots of history and photos on that page.

Markiebee800
Markiebee800 on September 18, 2012 at 6:35 am

You can still see “LOEWS” etched in the brick when leaving the 4 train down the stairs to West Fordham & Jerome Ave.. Look @ Kenroe pics above..

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