Garden Theatre

2755 Webster Avenue,
Bronx, NY 10458

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Garden Theatre

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The Garden Theatre opened in 1914 on Webster Avenue near 197th Street, not far from the campus of Fordham University. It had closed as a movie house by 1926. The building now houses a plumbing business.

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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on August 30, 2004 at 9:02 am

This apparently fell victim to the nearby United States Theatre at 2715 Webster Avenue, which opened in 1916, when it was reported to be the largest theatre in the Bronx, with 1,627 seats. The United States, aka U.S. Theatre, was re-named the Decatur in 1946 and closed in the mid-1950s. The Garden probably closed very early, because it’s not listed in any Film Daily Year Books from 1926 onwards. Recent photographs of the dilapidated Garden building suggest that it started as a nickelodeon with not more than about 600 seats.

charliek on September 12, 2004 at 10:56 am

Amazingly, this ancient theatre building still stands and I think it looks in pretty good shape all things considered. To view several pics taken in 2002, click here:
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JM3522 on February 5, 2007 at 6:41 am

Under the Gas Heats Best sign embossed on the front of the building it says GARDEN THEATER. Around 1985 the building was being used as storage for an electronics company when it was gutted by a fire.

kencmcintyre on November 30, 2008 at 6:08 pm

There’s a red canopy over the front door now, otherwise the building looks the same as in Ken’s 2006 photos. It looks like the embossed sign is permanent, which is too bad as I wanted to see the old theater sign.

Tinseltoes on August 13, 2012 at 7:31 am

Described on the left side of this 1913 trade article: archive

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