David Marcus Theatre

3464 Jerome Avenue,
Bronx, NY 10467

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Previously operated by: Skouras Theatres, United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

Functions: Furniture Showroom, Post Office

Previous Names: Tuxedo Theatre

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David Marcus Theatre

The Tuxedo Theatre was built in 1927. It was re-named David Marcus Theatre on December 14, 1950. This theatre closed around 1972. The building still stands and an address search shows a US Post Office located in the lobby and a furniture store in the auditorium.

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RobertR on June 15, 2005 at 6:36 pm

This was a Skouras house and then UA as the David Marcus. Who knows who it was named after?

stepale2 on July 20, 2005 at 9:10 am

I think, but am not sure, that David Marcus was an Israeli miliary officer in the late 1940s. I did not Google the name…so this is only a guess.

NevtonFug on December 2, 2005 at 3:34 pm

A biopic was made about David ‘Mickey’ Marcus in the early 60s. It was called “Cast a Giant Shadow” and it starred Kirk Douglas.

dsr23 on March 31, 2007 at 3:47 pm

In the 1970’s it also was an OTB parlor. I was there in 2007 and it’s now a furniture store, with a gigantic red canopy on the top of the exterior wall on Jerome Avenue.

kencmcintyre on September 28, 2007 at 7:13 pm

Looks like the function should be changed to retail.

kencmcintyre on September 28, 2007 at 8:19 pm

I was referring to the post by the person who went there in 2007. If it’s still a post office, then it stays a post office.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on November 15, 2010 at 10:47 am

The Davis Marcus name change came from a 1950 Skouras fund raising effort to benefit the United Jewish Appeal in aiding Israel’s development.

macheath48 on July 24, 2012 at 8:38 am

In his book MY HAPPY DAYS IN HOLLYWOOD, television director Garry Marshall (Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley) talks about working in the Tuxedo as a boy. He vividly recalls working there during a showing of Ingrid Berman’s GASLIGHT as well as attending it on Saturdays to watch Flash Gordon serials.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 6, 2013 at 10:21 am

In Street View, it looks like the branch Post Office at this address occupies the former lobby of the theater. The furniture store that occupies some of the storefronts along the side of the auditorium advertises a 20,000 square foot showroom. That has to include the auditorium itself.

There is also a women’s clothing store in two of the storefronts, but it probably doesn’t extend into the auditorium. I don’t know why the Internet says the furniture store is at 3448 Jerome. In Street View that’s just a small building with an H & R Block office in it. Maybe the furniture store added that space to its operation since August, 2011, when Google’s camera car went by.

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