Tudor Theatre

650 3rd Avenue,
New York, NY 10017

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Previously operated by: Brandt Theaters

Previous Names: Tuxedo Theatre

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This small, late-run movie house was situated under the “El” on 3rd Avenue between E. 41st Street and E. 42nd Street. The 1926 Film Daily Year Book lists it as the Tuxedo Theatre, but in the 1936 edition, the name changes to the Tudor Theatre, probably to denote its proximity to the Tudor City apartment building complex.

The Tudor Theatre was still open in 1957.

Contributed by Warren G. Harris

Recent comments (view all 8 comments)

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 1, 2005 at 4:37 am

The 1930 edition of F.D.Y. still has it listed as the Tuxedo Theatre with 617 seats.

DavidHurlbutt on March 1, 2005 at 11:17 am

There is a famous photograph in Wegee"s THE NAKED CITY of a policemam standing over a bullet-ridden corpse on the sidewalk in front of the Tudor Theater.

DavidHurlbutt on March 7, 2005 at 8:17 pm

The picture in WEEGEE’S NAKED CITY(p.89) is of a corpse of a man killed in an auto accident.Two policemen stand over the newspaper-covered body. In the background is the marquee of the TUDOR which advertises Irene Dunne in Joy of Living and Don’t Turn Them Loose.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on February 19, 2010 at 12:01 am

The Tudor is still listed in the 1953 Film Daily Yearbook.

CharlesSpector on December 30, 2014 at 1:47 pm

My grandfather ran the theatre probably in the early part of the 1900’s. I have a picture of him standing in front of the theatre. The marquis lists the movie as “Battle Cry for Peace”. I guess that dates the picture. I think that only one copy of the movie remains somewhere in scandinavia. A few reels are in Rochester at the Eastman Museum. Chuck Spector

robboehm on December 30, 2014 at 7:31 pm

Please share that photo with us. There is none on CT

HomecrestGuy on December 23, 2018 at 4:01 am

Photo, c. 1940, added to Gallery.

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