Metro Theatre

2255 Webster Avenue,
Bronx, NY 10457

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The Metro Theatre was located on Webster Avenue, between Ford Street and E. 183rd Street.

Built in 1926, the theatre seated 1,450, and in the latew 1940’s and early 1950’s was operated by the Cinema Circuit Corp. chain. It was razed in 1968.

Contributed by Damien Farley

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KenRoe
KenRoe on December 13, 2004 at 5:42 pm

The Metro Theatre was built for the Consolidated Theatres chain and the architect was Israel Crausman. It opened on 20th October 1927 and closed in May 1952. Seating was arranged in a stadium style (with no overhanging balcony)

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 28, 2005 at 9:30 pm

A Kilgen organ Opus 3894 Size 2/5 was installed in the Metro Theater in 1927 at a cost of $6,966.00.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 10, 2007 at 12:48 am

THEATRE BUILDING IS SOLD IN BRONX; Webster Avenue Property Is Bought From Mortgage Housing—Other Deals

NY Times March 7, 1955

William J. Schmitt and Alexander Pfeiffer, trustees of Series F Mortgages, sold the Metro Theatre at 2255-59 Webster Avenue, corner of Ford Street, in the Bronx, to A. Cuneo for cash. Assessed at $140,000, the property is 100 by 125 feet and was sold in a deal negotiated by G. Satriale Son, brokers.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 31, 2007 at 12:20 am

This is a photo of the Metro Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 1, 2008 at 4:48 pm

An updated link for the photo posted on Jun 3, 2008 can be found here.

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