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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 built for the Grob & Knobel circuit. Later 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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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.

robboehm on April 27, 2015 at 1:48 am

Uploaded photo showing vertical

DavidZornig on October 22, 2015 at 5:42 am

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

Mikeoaklandpark on October 22, 2015 at 8:33 pm

The inside was identical to the Sutton in Manhattan.

Airam on February 11, 2016 at 12:22 am

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 11:16 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.

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