Concourse Theatre

209 E. Fordham Road,
Bronx, NY 10458

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Concourse Theatre

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The Concourse Theatre opened by August 1916. It had closed by the end of the 1940’s. It could seat 577 and was located on E. Fordham Road at Grand Concourse. The building now houses retail.

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charliek
charliek on September 12, 2004 at 1:32 pm

To view several recent pics of this building, go to my web page and scroll half-way down:
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Richard Mucciolo
Richard Mucciolo on September 19, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Here is my contribution…the Concourse Theatre…I saw Robert Walker in Private Hargrove here. Ritch

guarina
guarina on May 28, 2013 at 3:07 pm

I cannot remember whether it was there that I saw “One Summer of Happiness” with Folke Sundquist and Ulla Jacobsson in 1954. I had a pen pal send me Olof Ekström’s book Sommardansen in Swedish, which I still have and have never been able to read because I don’t speak Swedish. Maybe somebody can tell me if it was there that it played.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 16, 2017 at 8:05 pm

The Concourse Theatre was in operation by August, 1916, when it was advertised for sale along with an adjacent property in The Sun:

“The Concourse Theatre, with the adjoining store building erected recently, at the northeast corner of the Concourse and Fordham road, was purchased yesterday by Joseph P. Ryan from the Fordham Road Corporation, Irving Judis, president. The Concourse property measures 158x108.”
Mr. Judis’s theater project at this site had been noted in the November 20, 1915, issue of The American Contractor:
“Stores & Moving Picture Theater (seating cap. 600): 1 sty. 108x158. Concourse & Fordham rd. Archts. Gronenberg & Leuchtag, 303 Fifth av. Owners & Bldrs. Concourse Estates, Irving Judis, pres., 7 E. 42d st., will take sub bids. Brk., slag rfg.”
Herman Gronenberg and Albert J. H. Leuchtag were prolific architects, having filed 309 new building applications in the city from 1910 to 1931, but little is known about them. The firm was dissolved when Gronenberg died in 1931.

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