Playhouse Theater

Boston Post Road,
Rye, NY 10580

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Opened in 1921 as the Rye Theater, the architect of this charming Colonial style theater was Harry Leslie Walker.

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.

Any further information on this theater would be greatly appreciated.

Contributed by KenRoe

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joemasher
joemasher on October 31, 2004 at 11:28 pm

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

noisylibrarian
noisylibrarian on February 17, 2006 at 2:01 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 3:10 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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