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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LUISMEL
LUISMEL on December 26, 2005 at 9:25 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.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on July 3, 2006 at 8:29 pm

Today’s New York Times obituary of comedian Jan Murray, who was born and grew up in the Bronx, mentions the theatre: “When Mr. Murray was a boy, his mother would take him to burlesque shows and to the 25-cent vaudeville performances at Loew’s Boulevard Theater. After she became ill and could not leave the house, he would memorize the acts and perform them at her bedside.”

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on July 3, 2006 at 8:38 pm

The “Also known as” needs to be corrected. The Boulevard was never known as the Puerto Rico. That was another Bronx theatre with the original name of the Forum.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on July 2, 2008 at 2:49 pm

Here are new links to images described above on July 28th, 2005:
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EMarkisch
EMarkisch on July 2, 2008 at 4:42 pm

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

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on April 4, 2011 at 4:34 pm

A couple of recent photos of the spruced-up facade of the Boulevard Theatre can be seen at the very end of this new article about Westchester Avenue: View link

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on April 15, 2011 at 6:37 pm

On this night only in 1948, Loew’s Boulevard presented “All Jewish Vodvil” on stage, with Irving Grossman as headliner. On screen was the current B&W double bill of Paramount’s Bob Hope comedy, “Where There’s Life,” and the Republic oater, “The Fabulous Texan.” In that era, the Boulevard’s films were two weeks behind Loew’s Paradise, the circuit’s exclusive leader for the Bronx.

GeorgeStrum
GeorgeStrum on July 16, 2011 at 12:39 am

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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