Alpine Theatre

208 Dyckman Street,
New York, NY 10040

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robboehm
robboehm on November 28, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Why the name Alpine?

palmbeach
palmbeach on November 28, 2017 at 2:57 am

I tried leaving a message but I don’t believe that it went thru..I am looking for anyone that may remember my mother, Nell and myself Phyllis. Also Andy,that worked at the Alpine..My son and I moved to 103 Thayer from louisiana to live with mother..I would love to hear from anyone..Thank u.

kidblast1
kidblast1 on December 18, 2015 at 5:26 pm

The Alpine Theater was on Dyckman and 200th Street; not 207th Street which had the Loew’s Dyckman or New Dyckman which was not on Dyckman Street but on West 207th Street.

GaryZ7
GaryZ7 on May 6, 2010 at 9:07 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.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on January 14, 2010 at 8:19 pm

The movie palaces of Washington Heights and Inwood.

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on February 1, 2009 at 2:39 am

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

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 27, 2008 at 12:10 am

Telephone number in 1960 was LOrain 7-3587.

RobertR
RobertR on August 30, 2006 at 11:10 pm

Here is the ad for the Yearling that I mentioned above
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adhoc2006
adhoc2006 on February 21, 2006 at 6:49 pm

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

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on December 2, 2005 at 1:00 pm

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?

RobertR
RobertR on July 10, 2005 at 5:08 pm

Here is another MGM family matinee
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RobertR
RobertR on June 9, 2005 at 3:40 pm

In 1972 MGM began releasing many of it’s family classics for Sat & Sun matinee shows. I just came across the ad for “The Yearling” from February of that year. WOW, what a massive print run. I remember seeing some of these at the time and can’t recall if they struck new prints or not. They might have struck new prints and shifted them regionally because the bottom of the ad says next week The Yearling will be playing in New Jersey and Rockland. Here is the Manhattan lineup…..The Alpine, Beacon, Essex, Juliet 1 and Roosevelt. In Brooklyn…..Avalon, Avenue U, Biltmore, Canarsie, Delux, Graham, Cameo, Nostrand, Pennway, Sanders and the Trump. In Staten Island….Paramount. In the Bronx…..Allerton, Earl, Kent, Luxor, Palace, Wakefield. In Queens……Parsons, Quartet, Forest Hills, Fair, Laurelton, Little Neck, Arion and Casino. In Nassau…Grand Avenue, Bellmore, Criterion, Levittown, Merrick, North Massapequa, Oceanside, Oyster Bay, Old Country, Beacon and Salisbury. You sure did not have to travel far to catch this show :)

Lissy
Lissy on February 14, 2005 at 9:38 pm

I remember this theatre very well…Most of my family members worked there throughout the 70’s and 80’s. My father managed the evenings late 70’s-early 80’s. I remember the last time I set foot in there before they started the McDonald’s construction; they were filming a scene of a movie the early 80’s rapper’s “Fat Boys” were filming.
I miss it.

RobertR
RobertR on December 5, 2004 at 10:19 pm

I remember before this went porno it was playing the same kind of double bills you would see on 42 St. Action, horror and kung-fu.