RKO Proctor's Theatre

53 S. Broadway,
Yonkers, NY 10701

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LouRugani on March 6, 2015 at 5:17 pm

Three people were killed at the Proctor’s and twelve others injured on February 23, 1934 in a basement explosion blamed on accumulated gases. The dead included Patrolman Patrick Whalen, Carl Gruber, an electrical engineer, and James Frazier, 31. The blast ripped out the Proctor’s lobby and wrecked a car outside.

LugosiResearch on December 29, 2012 at 7:27 pm

On Thursday 28 December 1950, Bela “Dracula” Lugosi presented his in person Horror and Magic Stage show at Proctor’s Palace. Currently I am conducting research on all things Lugosi; if anyone out there actually saw this show and/or has memorabilia (poster, handbill, photos) related to this show, please contact Bill at Thanks in advance for any assistance!

CSWalczak on December 11, 2012 at 11:14 am

A picture showing the theater’s marquee can be seen here.

Matt Lambros
Matt Lambros on December 11, 2012 at 11:08 am

I recently photographed the Proctor’s Theatre in Yonkers. Check out this post
for some photos and a small write up.

stayc on June 12, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Hi Everyone!

My name is Stacie and I am a Producer working on a new series for a cable network. We will be filming at this very theater on Friday. I’m wondering if any of you would be able to provide me with some information. Bob, you mentioned Jerry Lewis being at this Theater promoting a movie. If anyone could please give me a call my number is 646-674-3043 and my name is Stacie

silentfilmmusic on July 21, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Scenes for “Sweet Daddy” starring Tweedy (a/k/a Marcel Perez), a comedy short made at the Mittenthal studios in Yonkers, were shot in the theater in May 1921 at a big event honoring the Shiller Bros. “Sweet Daddy” survives in 35mm at the Library of Congress. I’ve seen the film a couple times; the footage of the interior of the theater show a packed house and views of the theatre and state.

BobFurmanek on February 4, 2009 at 2:03 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 Yonkers at 3:10 PM.

JoanJenn on August 8, 2006 at 5:35 am

I saw Robert Mitchum and Shirley MacLaine onstage at the Proctor’s to promote “Two for the Seesaw.” Also saw “House of Wax” in 3-D and “House on Haunted Hill” where a skeleton slid down a wire from the balcony to the stage toward the end of the movie.

BobFurmanek on February 23, 2006 at 10:43 am

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

ArchStanton007 on September 12, 2005 at 12:56 pm

CORRECTION: This theater did not close in 1973. Closed around 1975 or 1976. I saw “Snuff” in this wonderful theater that supposedly still has it’s stage intact per comments from city officials who are exploring reopening it as a playhouse. This theater ran some big first runs into the early 1970’s like “The Exorcist” and “The Godfather” etc. On the north side of the building, “RKO Proctors” is still painted in white and visible to this day.