Bedford Theatre

3119 Webster Avenue,
Bronx, NY 10467

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One of the smaller theatres located in the Bronx boro of New York. The Bedford Theatre was opened in 1923.

Contributed by William Gabel

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 29, 2005 at 3:48 pm

A Wurlitzer organ Opus 937 Style 108 was installed in the Bedford Theater on 11/1/1924.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 4, 2008 at 7:03 am

The Bedford Theater can be seen in this photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 30, 2008 at 11:00 am

Try this link instead of the above link.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 19, 2008 at 12:39 pm

If you compare this photo from Google maps to the June 30 view, you can see that the building on the left in both shots still exists. However, the theater on the right has been replaced by a newer building. The theater has been demolished.
http://tinyurl.com/67j5gt

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 19, 2008 at 6:15 pm

It’s interesting that the Google photo shows a boarded up building. An address search shows that Webster Furniture is located at 3119 Webster Ave.

reaper640
reaper640 on May 4, 2009 at 7:09 pm

I saw “Jaws” at the Bedford in 1975. I remember walking across Bronx Park to the “other side of the tracks” and up Bedford Park Blvd. That was the only time I was ever there. I was an “Allerton Theater” kid….LOL

duaneg7872
duaneg7872 on November 12, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Reaper640, you did not see Jaws at the Bedford on Webster in 1975. It closed in the late 40’s or early 50’s and was converted into a department store (Hoeigs)in the early 60’s. I grew up next to the shuttered theater and used to think it was haunted when I was a kid! There was another movie theater around the corner on 204th street, that may have been where you saw Jaws!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 12, 2012 at 2:44 am

An item in the January 21, 1922, issue of Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide says that architects Moore & Landsiedel were preparing plans for a 100x100-foot brick theater and store building for a site on the west side of Webster Avenue about 100 feet north of 204th Street. The project would be ready for bids about February 20.

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