Crest Theatre

1145 Ogden Avenue,
Bronx, NY 10452

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The Crest opened in 1936 on Ogden Avenue near 167th Street in the Highbridge section of the Bronx. This Art Deco style movie house closed by the early 60s, and was later razed. It was replaced by a large apartment building.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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charliek
charliek on September 12, 2004 at 6:33 pm

To view an old pic of this theatre, as well as a recent pic of the apartment building currently on the site, go here:
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Bronxboy147
Bronxboy147 on November 15, 2004 at 7:54 pm

This was the first movie theater I ever went to. 1950ish. I remember spending Saturdays there with my friends.

RobertR
RobertR on June 14, 2005 at 12:25 am

In 1948 this was the Trans-Lux Crest.

coonsanders
coonsanders on January 4, 2006 at 2:53 pm

hi
i remember it was in the early 70s i found this old theater the
crest.i was 17 and there was a hole in the wall so i squeezed though
to get a view from the inside.wow so much art deco!back then they
used big steps or stadium type seating that passed 4 a balcony.i sat
there 4 awhile imagining myself watching a bogart film with people
all around me-some were on dates eating popcorn etc.the frame around
the screen was so dirty but there were remnents of an art deco design
too.must have been a grand place 4 a neiborhood theater.

coonsanders

WHohauser
WHohauser on February 20, 2006 at 3:13 am

Designed by William I. Hohauser

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on August 28, 2006 at 12:10 pm

The Crest had 973 seats, according to various FDYBs. Two rear views of the theatre can be found on page 17 of the Photo Gallery at www.bronxboard.com

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 27, 2012 at 5:12 pm

The Crest is described in this 1938 trade article which also covers the Beach Theatre, another of Hohauser’s Bronx cinemas: Boxoffice

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