Valentine Theatre

237 E. Fordham Road,
Bronx, NY 10458

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Valentine Theatre

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Opened in 1920, this was one of several theatres on E. Fordham Road in the Bronx. It contained 1,252 seats and had a 482-seat Roof Theatre on top of the building. It was operated by Skouras Theaters Corp. and, later, United Artists. Retail stores now occupy the building.

The theatre can be seen in the Roy Scheider film, “The Seven-Ups”.

Contributed by Damien Farley

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 21, 2006 at 6:03 am

A photograph of the Valentine Theatre I took in June 2005:
http://flickr.com/photos/kencta/220979901/

The structure on the top end of the roof could be the projection booth of the former 482 seat;open air Roof Theatre.

mikemorano
mikemorano on November 4, 2006 at 11:11 am

I found a modern photo of the Valentine theatre fella’s. It isn’t too difficult to find these photos. View link

mikemorano
mikemorano on November 4, 2006 at 4:11 pm

I did not specify which type of photo was easy to find. Perhaps you have hours to spend finding one undated photo of this theatre. I have a real life and other activities that consume my time. If I had no life or friends as you do I would also be able to find vintage photo’s. It’s a matter of priorities fella.

Sontaran6
Sontaran6 on December 5, 2008 at 3:38 pm

The Valentine was where my sons and I saw the first run of “Tora Tora Tora”. My wife wasn’t interested.

stang119
stang119 on August 10, 2011 at 4:42 pm

The Valentine ended it’s existance as a triplex.

robboehm
robboehm on April 26, 2015 at 8:48 pm

Uploaded photo showing vertical

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on October 22, 2015 at 12:42 am

Crisper, wider 1971 photo added courtesy of Al Ponte’s Time Machine – New York Facebook page.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on October 22, 2015 at 3:33 pm

The inside was identical to the Sutton in Manhattan.

Airam
Airam on February 10, 2016 at 7:22 pm

I remember going there when I was a kid. It only cost 25 cents back then. I lived on 183 Street on the Grand Concourse and we had 6 theaters back then. It was nice to see old pictures and remember the fond memories.

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