Globe Theater

640 Pelham Parkway South,
Bronx, NY 10462

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Matthew Prigge
Matthew Prigge on November 12, 2012 at 11:45 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!

Richard Mucciolo
Richard Mucciolo on September 19, 2012 at 5:08 pm

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

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on October 11, 2010 at 11:10 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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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 4, 2008 at 7:51 pm

There is a photo of the theater as furniture store here:
http://tinyurl.com/6hp947

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on May 16, 2008 at 2:26 pm

Here are new links to previously posted images of the Globe Theatre:
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JerryinSCT
JerryinSCT on September 17, 2007 at 9:03 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.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 14, 2007 at 9:42 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
JerryinSCT on June 10, 2007 at 2:18 pm

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.

GMuttley
GMuttley on June 9, 2007 at 9:19 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.

Rxrich181
Rxrich181 on November 25, 2006 at 12:44 pm

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!
Richard

Rxrich181
Rxrich181 on November 25, 2006 at 12:40 pm

The first ushers were Normie, Arnie, Jerry and Richard…we were 16 years old in 1946 when we worked there…It was a fun job…and here it is 60 years later but the memories are still there for all of us.
We showed the Jolson Story 1n 1946…to standing room only audiences…Movies were popular then and growing up in the Bronx was a gift!!

Richard

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on September 17, 2005 at 7:17 am

The intro says architect “unknown,” but it was the prolific William I. Hohouser. Here are some early images. The marquee remains in use by the current furniture store:
www.i8.photobucket.com/albums/a18/Warrengwhiz/138-3878_IMG.jpg
www.i8.photobucket.com/albums/a18/Warrengwhiz/138-3883_IMG.jpg

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on August 30, 2005 at 1:47 pm

The Globe opened in 1946 and was the first new theatre to be built in the Bronx since the end of WWII. William I. Hohouser was the architect.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on August 21, 2005 at 12:36 pm

I was in this ex-theatre today, which now sells furniture and rugs. The marquee remains with the Globe name still on it. The auditorium is intact except for seats, but most of the decor has been whitewashed over. The entrance lobby is unrecognizable as such, just a display area for furniture.

toes
toes on January 23, 2005 at 12:54 pm

Joe Masher is right the theater never had a balcony. The theater is now a furniture store and still looks very much the same. The lobby wall with small guard rail is still intact. The walls haven’t changed much and the old stage has furniture on it. Everything is painted white and all lit up (it was a real treat for me because I have never seen it this way) The store owner said the downstairs is storage and I was unable to see it, This is where the bathrooms were and a small screening room (it’s original perpose is unknown to me) All the above info is right of course the old projection room could have been a “small” balcony in it hay days. Dose anybody have any pictures of the globe theater as it was before it turned into a porn theater. Those of us who know the place would love to see them. Thanks, Toes.

RobertR
RobertR on December 12, 2004 at 10:56 pm

I dont know what they did on the inside, but when they re-opened the outside looked like hell. You can see it in the above photo’s.

Divinity
Divinity on November 14, 2004 at 5:48 pm

One of the salesman told me himself that the balcony area is used for storage. Of course it is possible that he was referring to the original projection room.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 14, 2004 at 8:57 am

The Globe Bronx Theater is listed as having 600 seats in 1950.

joemasher
joemasher on November 14, 2004 at 8:38 am

This theatre never had a balcony….

Divinity
Divinity on November 14, 2004 at 1:33 am

The theatre is now a furniture store. Although the interior has been renovated, a few hints of its past remain. The exhibition cases in the lobby remain are in tact. The floor in the auditorium is still sloped and fabric still lines a few walls. The stage area still has a few art deco embellishments, but the balcony has been sealed off.
The auditorium could probably accomodate over 400 and could again present films or small stage shows with proper seating installed.

br91975
br91975 on November 6, 2004 at 11:54 am

A new leaseholder took over the Globe in 2001 after it had sat empty for a while, renovated the property a bit, and tried a first-run policy. That, however, failed to catch on (perhaps due to the Globe’s previously well-established reputation as a porn house) and the Globe was soon again closed which, to my knowledge, it has remained since.