Boulevard Theatre

1032 Southern Boulevard,
Bronx, NY 10459

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Loew's Boulevard Theatre exterior

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One of the many Loew’s theatres in the borough of the Bronx. The Boulevard Theatre opened in 1913.

Contributed by William Gabel

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Roger Katz
Roger Katz on February 18, 2004 at 4:57 pm

This theatre is now a furniture store and a children’s clothing store.

RobertR
RobertR on February 19, 2004 at 6:33 am

For many years after Loews closed the Boulevard it was operated by an independant who called it The Puerto Rico. They created 2 or 3 theatres in the balcony and kept the huge orchestra as it was. They presented live Spanish shows, I think in collaberation with the Commodore in Brooklyn. Many times they only ran movies in the upstairs cinemas because the main house was so big to heat and air condition.

charliek
charliek on September 12, 2004 at 10:15 am

To view several recent pics of this grand old theatre building, see my web page at:
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RobertR
RobertR on July 4, 2005 at 2:19 pm

Here is an ad from it’s Puerto Rico days.
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LUISMEL
LUISMEL on December 26, 2005 at 1:25 pm

Your right! It was never called the Puerto Rico. It kept playing spanish movies as the Boulevard till the early 80’s. When it sadly closed. Remember going to see a couple of spanish movies in the mid 70’s. And was very impress with how awsome it looked. Sorry to see it closed and turn in to what it is today.

EMarkisch
EMarkisch on July 2, 2008 at 8:42 am

Lost Memory’s photo posted above on 7/1/08 dates from 1940 as the two features playing are ‘40 releases. Front of marquee reads as follows (best I can decipher):

FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS with RAY MILAND
MEN WITHOUT SOULS with BARTON MACLANE
PLAY TRIPLE SCREENO TONIGHT 8:45 . CASH

GeorgeStrum
GeorgeStrum on July 15, 2011 at 4:39 pm

As of 7/15/11 nothing occupies the space. It is an empty shell with forlorn signs on the windows “to let”,

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