Loew's National Theatre

570 Bergen Avenue,
Bronx, NY 10455

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Ed Solero
Ed Solero on October 25, 2011 at 8:33 pm

I would venture that the location of this theater was the east side of Bergen Avenue just south of the intersection with Westchester Avenue. A parking lot now occupies most of this block front from Westchester Avenue and down along Bergen approximately 2/3 of the way to the corner of E 149th Street. The E 149th Street corner is occupied by a vacant and overgrown lot. Department of Buildings records indicate a Certificate of Occupancy was issued on July 26, 1985, for a “public parking lot for 74 private passenger cars” at 570 Bergen Avenue.

The street view above faces the opposite side of Bergen Avenue, down the block near E 149th – south of the theater’s site. The correct view can be obtained by turning around to the right and heading north about half a block.

TLSLOEWS on May 8, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Marcus Loew was born on this date in 1870.

TLSLOEWS on December 8, 2009 at 7:19 pm

Cool pictures, Lost Memory.

nonsportsnut on October 6, 2009 at 5:00 pm

I’m a Three Stooges Fan Club member, trying to confirm a personal appearance by the “3” Stooges (Moe Larry and Shemp), on a bill with Wee Bonnie Baker, the Barretts and Don Hooton, after an appearance by the A.B. Marcus Revue. The movie “Queen of Burlesque” was also shown. I have a display ad, but no dates (or town shown). Believe it was the Summer of 1946, and may have been Shemp’s first appearance after Curly’s strokes. The National was advertised as air cooled and showed a phone number of JA-7863.
Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks Frank Reighter

RobertR on July 4, 2005 at 10:53 pm

In 1974 the National was still open as an independant.
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RobertR on December 23, 2004 at 9:30 pm

That original marquee made it all the way to 1971.

charliek on September 12, 2004 at 7:22 pm

I’m very interested to see the address given above for this theatre as 570 Bergen Avenue, because the information I had said the address was 500 Bergen Avenue. I spent many hours walking around that area trying to identify the location so I could take a “now” pic to go with the “then” pic on my web page (scroll half-way down):
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Orlando on April 5, 2004 at 1:36 am

It closed as a Loew’s single screen operation in 1971.