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The Uptown Theater closed in the mid-1960’s after a fire did much damage. I was a neighborhood kid back then.
The former Cosmo is a supermarket nowadays although the top part of its building facade still has a movie theater look to it as seen on February 9, 2022 as seen in my photos in the Photos section herein.
The knish bakery was and is Yonah Schimmel’s still here.
I don’t see any hint of Yonah Schimmel’s two buildings down on this stretch? Could this really have been East Houston Street way back in the day?
Terrific shot of the Sunshine Theater!
I sat watching Brigitte Bardot in her monumental ‘And G-d Created Woman’ in the mid-1950’s. 10 mins. after it began an adult sat in front of me … my father.
Empress Theater in Washington Heights on West 181st Street close to Audubon Avenue as seen herein 1940 Tax Photo.
Passed by a few days ago in February 2020 … netting and scaffolding up and I couldn’t see or hear if anyone was working in it or on it? The Washington Heights Community Board dropped the ball on this vital Theater in the Heights that was among 17 others from West 155th Street to West 193rd Street. The CB should be tarred and feathered.
It had been a church before it became a theater, hence, the appearance of it in this accompanying photograph of it that is undated.
I find Al Alvarez’s comments and information invaluable.
The Costello Theater ceased existence in 1949 when an Orthodox schul (synagogue), Ahavath Torah, opened at 23 Fort Washington Avenue led by its Big Kahuna, Rabbi Zimmer. The Theater also figured prominently in a murder committed at the Grimmell Apartments at 800 Riverside Drive in 1933 when the accused unsuccessfully used the Theater as part of her alibi for her whereabouts at the time of the murder. She was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.
The lobby of the Loew’s Inwood Theater in 1926 the year the Theater opened for business on Dyckman Street & Post Avenue.
The water fountain at the Loew’s Inwood Theater on Dyckman Street in Inwood in 1926 the year the Theater opened for business.
Contrary to posted information concerning the Heights Movie Theater on Wadsworth Avenue in Washington Heights it continued on into the 1980’s showing soft core porn. This photo was shot in the early 1980’s.
The Alpine Theater was on Dyckman and 200th Street; not 207th Street which had the Loew’s Dyckman or New Dyckman which was not on Dyckman Street but on West 207th Street.
Whatever happened to this Sulane who said her father-in-law owned the Gem and Lane Theaters?
As of November 30, 2015 it’s still a huge empty lot. If the Chasidim bought the property they ain’t talking! I asked several walking by and who owned 2 stores … no one could or would answer me?