Playhouse Theatre

Boston Post Road,
Rye, NY 10580

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Playhouse Theatre

Opened in 1921 as the Rye Theater, the architect of this charming Colonial style theater was Harry Leslie Walker. By 1927 it was renamed Playhouse Theatre and was operated by Playhouse Operating Co.

By 1941 it was operated by the Prudential Circuit and known as the Playhouse when the Film Daily Yearbook gives a seating capacity of 621. It was also known as Rye Playhouse.

Contributed by KenRoe

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joemasher on November 1, 2004 at 1:28 am

I believe this is the building that now houses a CVS drug store…

noisylibrarian on February 17, 2006 at 4:01 am

Hey, Joe – the theater was actually on the site of the City Hall…my boyfriend and I just completed a documentary on the theater and its mysterious fire. It’s airing on RCTV, Rye Community Television! Any further info anyone wants to share is highly welcome! Laura Jenemann

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 7, 2011 at 5:10 am

A small and rather blurry photo of the Rye Playhouse can be seen on this page of Boxoffice, March 7, 1936.

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