Valentine Theatre

237 E. Fordham Road,
Bronx, NY 10458

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Previously operated by: Grob & Knobel, Skouras Theatres, United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

Architects: William Lescaze

Functions: Retail

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Valentine Theatre

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 built for the Grob & Knobel circuit. Later operated by Skouras Theaters Corp. and, later, United Artists, it was remodeled in 1950 to the plans of architect William Lescaze. Retail stores now occupy the building.

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

Contributed by Damien Farley

Recent comments (view all 18 comments)

mikemorano on November 4, 2006 at 1:11 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 on December 5, 2008 at 12:38 pm

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

stang119 on August 10, 2011 at 1:42 pm

The Valentine ended it’s existance as a triplex.

robboehm on April 26, 2015 at 5:48 pm

Uploaded photo showing vertical

DavidZornig on October 21, 2015 at 9:42 pm

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

Mikeoaklandpark on October 22, 2015 at 12:33 pm

The inside was identical to the Sutton in Manhattan.

Airam on February 10, 2016 at 4:22 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.

bigjoe59 on August 15, 2016 at 3:16 pm


after they finished their 1st run engagements in Manhattan 20th Century Fox’s big films always played the Valentine. this is where i saw Cleopatra.

Joseph Angier
Joseph Angier on October 30, 2018 at 5:18 pm

I went to the Valentine in the ‘60s, and my memory is that they always (or almost always) broke up the film with an intermission, no matter how short it was

bigjoe59 on May 2, 2019 at 2:22 pm


the last film i can remember seeing here was
A Clockwork Orange.

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