Burke Theatre

3210 White Plains Road,
Bronx, NY 10467

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Functions: Retail

Previous Names: New World Theatre

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Located on White Plains Road and Burke Avenue, the Burke Theatre was opened in 1927. It was equipped with a United States 2 manual 6 ranks organ. In the 1943 edition of Film Daily Yearbook it was listed as (Closed), and was possibly re-opened briefly as the New World Theatre.

By 1950 it had been renamed Burke Theatre again. In the late-1950’s the Burke Theatre had a bit of a revival, showing movies for 25 cents on Saturday afternoons. Unfortunately the 25 cent movies didn’t last, and the Burke Theatre later closed and became an electronic parts store.

Contributed by Robert A. Costa

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 7, 2005 at 6:06 pm

Listed in the Film Daily Yearbook:1930 edition with a seating capacity of 1,078.

Richard Mucciolo
Richard Mucciolo on September 19, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Here is my contribution a photo of the old Burke Theater

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