Valentine Theatre

237 E. Fordham Road,
Bronx, NY 10458

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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
bigjoe59 on August 15, 2016 at 3:16 pm

Hello-

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.

Airam
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.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on October 22, 2015 at 12:33 pm

The inside was identical to the Sutton in Manhattan.

DavidZornig
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.

robboehm
robboehm on April 26, 2015 at 5:48 pm

Uploaded photo showing vertical

stang119
stang119 on August 10, 2011 at 1:42 pm

The Valentine ended it’s existance as a triplex.

Sontaran6
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.

mikemorano
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.

mikemorano
mikemorano on November 4, 2006 at 8:11 am

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

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 21, 2006 at 3:03 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.

OnslowKUA
OnslowKUA on March 26, 2006 at 2:19 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.

Courtship1
Courtship1 on November 8, 2005 at 2:37 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?

jackeboy
jackeboy on July 10, 2005 at 2:06 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

br91975
br91975 on August 17, 2004 at 8:35 am

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

bamtino
bamtino on June 24, 2004 at 10:54 am

A 1971 image of the theatre, with “UA” clearly visible on the marquee, can be found here:
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