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 was operated by Skouras Theaters Corp. and, later, United Artists. Retail stores now occupy the site.

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

Contributed by Damien Farley

Recent comments (view all 11 comments)

br91975 on August 17, 2004 at 4:35 pm

The Valentine was a Loews house at the end and closed in 1987.

jackeboy on July 10, 2005 at 10:06 pm

Just a memory from my moveigoing childhood in the Bronx.My mom took me to see Mary Poppins at the Valentine, and when we came out we learned Malcolm X had just been shot in Harlem. I am finding it amazing all the memories that perusing this sight brings back. Thank you for the sight

Courtship1 on November 8, 2005 at 10:37 am

Mr. Farley, indicated that there were several other theaters on Fordham Road? Could someone enlighten me on the others that were on Fordham? I only recall the Valentine. There may have been one other near VIMS?

OnslowKUA on March 26, 2006 at 11:19 pm

I seem to recall that the Valentine had a very strangely shaped marquee. It seemed to be in the shape of a half of a heart.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 21, 2006 at 11:03 am

A photograph of the Valentine Theatre I took in June 2005:

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

mikemorano on November 4, 2006 at 4:11 pm

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

mikemorano on November 4, 2006 at 9:11 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 8:38 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 9:42 pm

The Valentine ended it’s existance as a triplex.

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