RKO Proctor's Theatre
53 S. Broadway,
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Proctor’s Theatre first opened on January 16, 1916, primarily as a vaudeville house, with short movies shown only as a prologue to the live programs. Architect W.E. Lehman used a blend of French, Italian and Flemish styles for the auditorium, which was situated behind a six-story office building that contained the theatre’s entrance and lobby.
Movies gradually took over at Proctor’s Palace Theatre, which became part of the RKO circuit in 1929. At that time, “Palace” was dropped from the name and the theatre became known as RKO Proctor’s Theatre, though in the circuit’s newspaper advertising it was listed as the Yonkers to denote its location. Of four RKO theatres in Westchester County, all but the White Plains Theatre were built by F.F. Proctor.
RKO Proctor’s Yonkers closed around 1975 or 1976, and was later converted into office and retail space.
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