RKO Proctor's Theatre
6 Gramatan Avenue,
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Proctor’s Theatre first opened on November 24th, 1913, with two-a-day vaudeville. Architect Arland Johnson also designed Proctor’s Theatre in Troy, NY, which opened the following year. Proctor’s Mount Vernon was part of a five-story office building which also had stores on the street level.
By the 1920’s, Proctor’s Theatre had added movies to the programs. Vaudeville was dropped when all of the Proctor’s theatres became part of the RKO circuit at the start of the “talkies” era. For many years, RKO Proctor’s Mount Vernon was one of the chain’s four theatres in Westchester County, along with those in New Rochelle, Yonkers, and White Plains.
The Mount Vernon theatre was the first to close, in the 1950’s. Information about its existence after that would be appreciated.
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