Loew's Inwood Theater

132 Dyckman Street,
New York, NY 10040

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1940 - Loew's Inwood Theater

Opened around 1925, in the Inwood area of Upper Manhattan. All seating was on one level in the orchestra stalls, there was no balcony. It was closed in March 1964. By 2015 it was in use as a CVS Pharmacy.

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Charlieb on November 6, 2006 at 2:19 pm

I went to JHS 52 located on 204th St between Broadway and Academy St. There was a red brick Annex to JHS 52 on the corner of Broadway. I graduated in 1952. The ceremony was held in the LOEW’S INWOOD Theater on Dyckman Street. There was another theater on the south side of Dyckman Street around the corner from Broadway named the ALPINE. It; like the LOEW’S INWOOD ran through to THAYER Street. On 207th Street there was a LOEW’S DYCKMAN Movie House located between Sherman and Academy. All of these movie houses were single level; no balcony. The RKO COLUSEUM at 181st and Broadway was vaudeville / movie theater with a balcony and large stage. The LOEW’S 175 theater was the grandest of the uptown theaters. It had a balcony and large stage for shows. It contained an ORGAN on a revolving stage that lifted up from the pit. The lobby and staircase was carpetted and walls gold gilted. Last time I passed many years ago it was church.

Sontaran6 on December 14, 2008 at 3:47 pm

I saw my very first movie at the Inwood, in 1939, when I was 5. My Grandpa Charlie was baby-sitting for the day, while my Grandma and Mom went shopping downtown. Gramp and I took a trolley across Fordham (from Valentine) and then the IRT down to Dyckman Street to see a Marx Brothers flick (I forget which one, sadly), all of which enchanted me. The ladies were not quite so enchanted, when they found out.

ThePhotoplayer on May 22, 2009 at 1:49 am

The two interior photos, circa 1927, are from the first volume of “American Theaters of Today” by Sexton and Betts.

The Inwood was typical De Rosa— a strictly Adam neighborhood with no balcony (stadium seating at most). De Rosa’s theaters were built to be modified: the similar Lafayette in Suffern, which could have even been a sister theater to the Inwood, underwent additions in the late ‘20s after the theater’s success.

TLSLOEWS on December 8, 2009 at 10:12 am

Nice old pictures, first time that I have heard of this theatre.

TLSLOEWS on December 10, 2009 at 10:53 am

No Balcony, I can see from Jack Theakston’s post and pictures that there were stairs already in the back.Good idea!Add on when we get the money.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on January 14, 2010 at 12:17 pm

The movie palaces of Washington Heights and Inwood.

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on February 27, 2010 at 8:27 pm

In March 1964, the Inwood closed.

SaraTonin on May 16, 2013 at 9:07 pm

@lostmemory nice pix, I will feel more glamorous shopping at CVS now :)

DavidZornig on March 23, 2017 at 7:28 pm

Texas2step posted a 1931 photo of a shootout near the Loew’s Inwood. The full story with additional photos is in the link below.


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