Keith-Albee Theatre

223 Main Street,
White Plains, NY 10601

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DomZ on April 25, 2014 at 1:20 pm

I remember watching the rock n roll movie WOODSTOCK in 1970 and every seat was taken. The site now contains a 42 story Ritz Carlton hotel on this and adjacent sites.

BobFurmanek on February 4, 2009 at 7:54 pm

On Friday January 26, 1962, the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly-Joe DeRita) embarked on a three day promotional tour for their latest feature film, THE THREE STOOGES MEET HERCULES. They were accompanied by “The Herculean Giant” (almost 8 foot tall Dave Ballard) and popular DJ Clay Cole, who was one of the stars of the co-feature, TWIST AROUND THE CLOCK.

On Saturday January 27, they appeared at the RKO White Plains at 2:10 PM.

MichaelWG on September 17, 2007 at 1:11 pm

I am still trying to locate ANYONE who might have known my Grandfather, ERNEST GEORGE who may have been known as “ABE”, a Door Man/Usher at the RKO Keith’s

I would particularly like to hear from ;–

JOSEPH MARCHETTI the Manager in the late 1960' early 1970’s
(he would have been in his 50’s at the time, lived in Yonkers & went to the RKO in New Rochelle in 1973)

MARGARET (surname unknown) an Usher in her 40’s at that time?
STELLA (surname unknown) Candy Stand Lady, in her 50’s?
Margaret & Stella were unmarried & lived in Mount Vernon
JACK (surname unknown) the ENGINEER, in his 20’s about 5' 10"
with bushy wavy hair.

ANYONE who might have known Abe/Ernest, including a man in his 20’s at that time who worked for a Security Company used by the RKO who would have been on duty on the night the fight between Ali & Frazier was shown – 8th March 1971.

ANYONE who might have know Abe/Ernest from his days at the RKO (he died in September 1973)and or when he worked at the ROGER SMITH HOTEL nearby.
Please contact Michael W George at or

MichaelWG on May 9, 2007 at 10:01 am

RKO Theatre White Plains. Does anyone remember my long lost Grandfather ERNEST GEORGE? He died in September 1973 at the age of 76, his death cert. recorded him as Door Man for this theatre. Did you know him or do you know anyone who worked there at this time? I believe the Manager was JOSEPH MARCHETTI, he could be in his 80’s now & there was an Engineer called JACK (surname unknown). Any scrap of information would help me uncover the mystery Ernest went missing in 1925, presumed dead. His UK family never heard from him again, his son, my father is now 85 & we are desparately trying to piece together Ernest’s life in America. Ernest also worked at the Roger Smith Hotel in the late 1950’s/60’s as a Bar Tender. Contact or

stepale2 on March 27, 2006 at 5:39 pm

This was one of the theaters I used to frequent on Saturday afternoons before I was 12. My most vivid memory is sitting in the front row of the loge with my foot on the railing and somehow one of my loafers fell off and landed on someone’s head in the orchestra below. I am sure they were pissed so I never got it back and had to go home with only one shoe!

BobFurmanek on February 23, 2006 at 4:44 pm

To promote his new film “The Ladies Man,” Jerry Lewis appeared on stage at this theater on July 12, 1961.

42ndStreetMemories on September 10, 2005 at 10:17 am

There are two photos of the theater currently on eBay. Search on 6208173435 and then look at sellers other auctions for the second one. j

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 1, 2005 at 5:47 pm

The RKO Keith’s Theatre closed in around 1966.

joemasher on April 13, 2004 at 2:29 am

The lobby building is due to be demolished soon in the next wave of ‘urban renewal’ in White Plains….

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on April 12, 2004 at 9:52 pm

The lobby building still stands, and in the parking lot behind the lobby you can see a small part of the remains of one of the theatre walls.