Alpine Theatre

208 Dyckman Street,
New York, NY 10040

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1988 - Alpine Theater

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The Alpine was a small, subsequent-run cinema that opened in 1935 in the Inwood section of Manhattan’s Upper West Side (near Broadway and 207th Street). In the 1980s, after an inevitable descent into XXX fare, it was replaced by a McDonald’s restaurant.

Contributed by Warren G. Harris

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 2, 2005 at 11:22 am

A C/O was issued for a 562 seat theater at this address in October of 1935. The owner was listed as Julius Culkis. A dual address is given for this theater. 208 Dyckman Street and 4748 Broadway.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on December 2, 2005 at 5:00 am

A few weeks ago, I was traveling south on Broadway in this vicinity and passed a building up on the northwest corner of 204th Street that looked like it might have been a theater at one time. That would be about 3 blocks north of this theater. Does anybody know if there was a theater around Broadway and 204th at any time?

adhoc2006
adhoc2006 on February 21, 2006 at 10:49 am

It was a school, P.S. 52, I attended it in 1958. It’s opposite Cumming St. and Broadway.

RobertR
RobertR on August 30, 2006 at 4:10 pm

Here is the ad for the Yearling that I mentioned above
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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 26, 2008 at 4:10 pm

Telephone number in 1960 was LOrain 7-3587.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on January 31, 2009 at 6:39 pm

Is the Dyckman theatre (552 West 207th Street) listed on CT? I can’t seem to find it.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 31, 2009 at 6:56 pm

I don’t see the Dyckman listed Al. You should start adding some of these theaters.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on January 14, 2010 at 12:19 pm

The movie palaces of Washington Heights and Inwood.

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GaryZ7
GaryZ7 on May 6, 2010 at 2:07 pm

I’ll never forget seeing the huge billboard ad, at the southeast corner of Dyckman Street and Broadway, for HERCULES starring Steve Reeves, just a stone’s throw west of the Alpine Theater. I lived further south in those days (1959), so my usual movie theaters were the Loews 175th, the RKO Coliseum, and the Empress, but in later years I sometimes went to the Alpine because a particular film was being screened there (e.g., THE SAND PEBBLES in 1966, or LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, which was the last film I saw at the Alpine, in 1971). It was one of the smaller theaters on the Heights, but that was an area with very few movie theaters after 1960 or so.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 30, 2011 at 8:44 am

If the photo in the introduction is accurate, the auditorium portion of the Alpine Theatre was still standing when the Google Maps view was taken…I’m amazed that the incorrect photo was removed so quickly. An incorrect view of the Times Square Paramount has been standing at that listing for going on a week.

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