Oxford Theatre

2246 Jerome Avenue,
Bronx, NY 10453

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Oxford Theatre

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The 1,950-seat Oxford Theatre opened in 1927 on Jerome Avenue near 182nd Street. The theater closed in 1951 and was converted into office space. Today, the building houses a public school.

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KenRoe
KenRoe on December 13, 2004 at 9:47 am

The Oxford Theatre was built for the Consolidated Theatres chain and designed by architect Israel Crausman. It opened in September 1927 and closed in September 1951. The seats were arranged in a stadium style (with no overhanging balcony). After closing the building was gutted for office space.

KenRoe
KenRoe on June 9, 2005 at 7:18 pm

The Oxford Theatre is currently used as a school; PS 315. The address on the building is 2246 Jerome Ave, Bronx, NY.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 28, 2005 at 2:25 pm

A Wurlitzer organ Opus 1666 Style E was installed in the Oxford Theater on 7/12/1927.

macheath48
macheath48 on October 17, 2005 at 5:37 am

During the very early 1970’s, the building was used for housing the computer classes and business courses of Bronx Community College.

KenRoe
KenRoe on August 27, 2006 at 1:52 pm

One more photograph I took of the Oxford Theatre’s auditorium block, looking South from the Elevated platform of the 183rd Street Metro Station:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kencta/226573930/

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 14, 2007 at 3:41 pm

MAIDMAN GETS BRONX THEATRE; Plans to Alter the Oxford on Jerome Avenue to Business Building

NY Times May 8, 1952

he Oxford Theatre and a two-story taxpayer at 2246-80 Jerome Avenue, the Bronx, have been purchased by Irving Maidman operator, from Albert A. Beregh. The property, assessed at $235,000, fronts 167 feet on Jerome Avenue.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 4, 2008 at 5:31 pm

Part of the Oxford Theater is visible in this photo.

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