Belle Paree Theatre

414 E. 149th Street,
Bronx, NY 10455

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Architects: George W. Keister

Functions: Retail

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Belle Paree Theatre

The Belle Paree Theatre is listed in the 1914-1915 edition of the American Motion Picture Directory. Seating was provied for 400 in the orchestra level and 200 in the balcony. It was still open in 1926, but had closed by April 1927 and had been ‘dismantled’. Old buildings in retail use still exist at this address on the corner of Bergen Avenue.

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Ed Solero
Ed Solero on October 24, 2011 at 5:23 pm

I repositioned the street view to the SW corner of Bergen Avenue and E 149th Street. The storefront nearest the corner with the blue signage is 416 E. 149th. The building certainly appears to date from the period when the cinema was in operation, and located just a block away from “the hub,” at the busy intersection of E 149th with Melrose and Third Avenues. “The hub” was a hugely prosperous shopping district that anchored the South Bronx and drew shoppers from around the borough. The original Alexanders department store was located there, as I’m sure where a number of first run cinemas and vaudeville houses.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on September 3, 2019 at 1:39 pm

The Film Daily’s THEATER CHANGES column on April 17th, 1927, reported the Belle Paree as not only “closed,” but also “dismantled.”

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