Loew's Grand Theater

2463 Jerome Avenue,
Bronx, NY 10468

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Markiebee800
Markiebee800 on September 18, 2012 at 1:35 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..

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 5, 2011 at 6:03 pm

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

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

Not a lot of post for an NYC Theatre.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on May 5, 2006 at 9:51 am

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.

joemasher
joemasher on September 28, 2005 at 8:32 pm

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 September 18, 2005 at 1:43 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.

Scholes188
Scholes188 on September 18, 2005 at 12:22 pm

So there is now nothing left of the old theater?

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on July 22, 2005 at 10:53 am

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

bamtino
bamtino on June 24, 2004 at 4:02 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 April 16, 2004 at 12:10 pm

The auditorium was a combination of the Adam and Empire styles, and very similar to the work of Eugene DeRosa’s mentor and onetime employer, Thomas Lamb. Architectural blueprints of the Grand and photos of the interior can be found in “American Theatres of Today, Volume I,” by R.W. Sexton & B.F. Betts, reprinted in 1977 by the Vestal Press in combination with Volume II.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on February 18, 2004 at 2:08 pm

The Grand was considered the #1 Loew’s theatre in the Bronx until the 1929 opening of the Paradise, when the Grand was demoted to playing the same movies but two weeks later, along with most of the other Loew’s houses in the Bronx (a few played even later than that). Because of its size and luxury, the Paradise was exclusive first-run in the Bronx for all movies booked by the Loew’s circuit. That held into the 1960s, when film distribution began to change to what it is today.

William
William on February 18, 2004 at 12:38 pm

The Loew’s Grand Theatre is located at 2463 Jerome Ave. and it is listed as seating 2472 people in trade books.