Loew's Elsmere Theatre

1924 Crotona Parkway,
Bronx, NY 10460

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moviebuff82 on July 3, 2017 at 3:56 pm

Like cinemascope and cinerama. Those were the biggies. Panavision didn’t even exist back then, and by the time the theater closed in 1954, vistavision was born.

BobFurmanek on March 20, 2012 at 12:01 pm

On April 22 1953, Film Daily reported on page one that Loew’s was testing various wide screen systems at the Elsmere Theater.

TLSLOEWS on April 5, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Thanks Tinseltoes.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 17, 2010 at 6:33 am

The Elsmere Theatre was designed by the firm of Shampan & Shampan, architects of the Williamsburg Theatre in Brooklyn.

Here is an early photo of the Elsmere, from a 1916 book, “Theatres and Motion Picture Houses” by Arthur Sherman Meloy.

TLSLOEWS on November 3, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Cool picture of the LOEWS ELSMERE. Never heard of it until today.

kencmcintyre on July 2, 2008 at 5:42 pm

I believe that this theater no longer exists, as was pointed out on 5/17/07. I can’t confirm that, however.

charliek on May 17, 2007 at 8:18 am

I’ve walked by this site several times in the past few weeks. The portion of the building that had been standing for years has been completely torn down. There is now a backhoe on the lot digging up ground, presumably to prepare for new construction.

OnslowKUA on April 28, 2006 at 3:30 pm

I seem to recall that by the late 1940’s, early 1950’s most theaters had air conditioning. As a young child, I visited this theater once sometime before 1952 and it wasn’t air conditioned.

bamtino on July 3, 2004 at 12:27 am

A 1948 image of the theatre can be found here:
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A 2002 image is here:
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