Globe Theater

640 Pelham Parkway South,
Bronx, NY 10462

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Globe Theatre, Bronx, NY

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This small second-run movie house was located on Pelham Parkway South, between White Plains and Bolton Street. The Globe Theater was opened in 1946, the first post-war movie theatre to open in the Bronx, and the marquee letters read ‘New Yorks First Post War Theatre, Healthfully Air Conditioned’. Seating in the auditorium was all on a single floor.

The Globe Theater was a second run-movie theatre, and later became an adult movie theater, then reverted back to second-run movies. It is used as a furniture store today.

Contributed by Chuck Gitlin

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Rxrich181 on November 25, 2006 at 9:44 am

The first ushers at the Globe were Normie, Arnie, Jerry and myself…it was a fun job! In 1946 we showed The Jolson Story to standing room only audiences…growing up in the Bronx and working at the Globe was a gift!

GMuttley on June 9, 2007 at 6:19 pm

Furniture store here got a new owner and took the “GLOBE” lettering off the marquee. Damn shame. Interior is still the same as far as I can tell.

JerryinSCT on June 10, 2007 at 11:18 am

In 1946 I inherited Richard’s job of Marquee Changer, 3x/week. It paid $1/night + wkend passes for my parents (the best part!). The following yr I became an usher. Mgnt sent me to a uniform co in Times Sq to outfit me as an usher; + an overcoat making me the “Barker”.
Back then theaters played double features and people would come & go in the middle of a film. On Sat nite & Sundays, when it was busy, I’d be outside working the lines and announce the wait time for seats, the time & length of each movie, etc. After the rush period, I would thaw out & work with the other ushers. After seeing Jolson Story many times, after punching out,we ushers would change out of uniform, hang out in the proj booth and pantomine along with Jolson onscreen.

kencmcintyre on September 14, 2007 at 6:42 pm

In 1970, the Globe was part of a small chain called the Endicott Circuit, which had theaters in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Dobbs Ferry, Yonkers and Hastings-on-Hudson. Endicott’s headquarters was 289 9th Street, Brooklyn. President was William Namenson.

JerryinSCT on September 17, 2007 at 6:03 am

In the late 40’s, i believe the Globe was part of the BRANDT THEATER’s group, which owned a string of “second-run” movie houses around the city.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on May 16, 2008 at 11:26 am

Here are new links to previously posted images of the Globe Theatre:
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kencmcintyre on June 4, 2008 at 4:51 pm

There is a photo of the theater as furniture store here:

Tinseltoes on October 11, 2010 at 8:10 am

A recent photo of the Globe as furniture store can be seen at the end of the first part of a new article about the “Bronx Greenbelt” here:
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Richard Mucciolo
Richard Mucciolo on September 19, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Here is another one…the Globe Theater, Pelham Parkway, the Bronx, NY….was a porno theatre at the end of its run.

Matthew Prigge
Matthew Prigge on November 12, 2012 at 8:45 pm

If anyone has any stories about going to/ working at this threatre in its adult days, I would love to hear them. I am chronicling the histories of adult theatres in the US. Please contact me at Thanks!

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