De Luxe Theatre

650 E. Tremont Avenue,
Bronx, NY 10457

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De Luxe Theatre

One of the many theatres that once lined the streets in the borough of the Bronx. This theatre opened as the Belmont Theatre in around 1920. It operated into the mid-1970’s. It now houses a pharmacy.

Contributed by William Gabel

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RobertR on July 4, 2005 at 2:57 pm

It was still open in 1974
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Jeffrey1955 on November 29, 2005 at 4:01 pm

My “uncle” Louis Weiner (not really an uncle, but that’s what he was called) was manager of this theater back in the 1940s, before I was born. Around the corner on Belmont Avenue was the apartment building where my aunt and grandparents lived. I saw the theater whenever we visited them in the early 1960s (we lived a couple of miles away) but I never went inside.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 21, 2006 at 8:33 am

A photograph of the De Luxe Theatre I took in June 2005:

Jeffrey1955 on August 22, 2006 at 6:16 pm

A comment on that photo from my older sister, who spent considerable time in the De Luxe as a child in the 40’s:

“The Deluxe theater pic was sad, because all the art deco stuff is gone (wonder what they did with the blue-tiled mermaid fountain in the lobby?). But it is the same building; the entry doors are in exactly the same place.”

Jeffrey1955 on June 3, 2008 at 2:11 pm

Boy, that photo kind of defines the gritty 70s!

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on January 23, 2011 at 11:16 am

According to this photo, dated 1981, the theater was occupied by a Hugo’s Steak House as well as a Bargain Storage facility. Comparing to Lost’s 1986 photo… I wonder if these dates are correct. Seems the storage space/steak house usage would have come after the building ceased theatrical operations.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 5, 2012 at 4:43 am

Minutes of a December 21, 1920, meeting of the NYC Board of Appeals reveal that the theater at 650 Tremont Avenue was designed by architect Eugene De Rosa.

Matthew Prigge
Matthew Prigge on May 17, 2012 at 5:40 pm

The photo of the theatre posted several times here must be earlier than 1981. Both the film listed on the marquee were released in 1967. I would say the place ran its last film prior to 1981.

GlenBarrie on August 1, 2013 at 5:08 pm

I lived nearby on Topping Avenue. My Grandmother and mother would often walk by the De Luxe on their way to go shopping at Bathgate. I remember my Mom took me to see the movie, “Them” in 1954, I was six years old. The last movie I saw there, was the double feature, “The Miracle Worker” and “The Birdman of Alcatraz” 1962.

filmbuff318 on August 26, 2014 at 10:58 pm

I saw so many films here. “Rio Bravo,” “Two Women, "Dr. No,” “The Professionals” and “Superfly” come to mind right off the bat.

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