Picture House Bronxville Theatre

84 Kraft Avenue,
Bronxville, NY 10708

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Previously operated by: Bow-Tie Cinemas, Clearview Cinemas, Skouras Theatres, United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

Architects: John J. McNamara

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Bronxville Playhouse, New Bronxville Theatre, Bow-Tie Bronxville Cinemas, Bronxville Picturehouse

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Picture House Bronxville Theatre

Located directly opposite Bronxville railway train station. Another of the original Metropolitan Playhouses chain of NY-NJ-CT, the Bronxville Playhouse has some of its original characteristics remaining. It has been operating since its opening on September 1, 1926, when it was listed with a seating capacity of 1,116. It was remodeled in 1960 to the plans of architect John J. McNamara after a fire gutted the auditorium. On August 15, 1980, United Artists opened the triplexed theatre. Clearview took over in the 1990’s, and installed new carpet, seats and repainted the lobby in 2002.

In June 2013, Bow-Tie Cinemas took over as it took most Clearview locations. They operated it until the Coronavirus pandemic forced its closure. It was taken over in December 2021 by the Picture House Cinema, who operate the Pelham Picture House. It reopened on February, 11, 2022 as the Picture House Bronxville Theatre.

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Recent comments (view all 19 comments)

movieguy
movieguy on January 26, 2015 at 4:33 am

This used to be one screen and now is three. However the auditoriums are of a good size. The two downstairs auditoriums, seat about 250 each. The screen is a good size and the seats are all new. The balcony Area is a third theater. It is quite spacious with 250 seats, “stadium style” seating. The screen is quite large the biggest I’ve seen in A theater converted over into three screens. All new seats in the balcony as well.

optimist008
optimist008 on February 12, 2015 at 9:12 pm

Went here the other day for the first time since Bow Tie took over and while the upstairs stinks, the sound and projection were both excellent. Interesting that they have found a matinee audience for the entire year which never was the case years back with this theater which I have patronized since the 1960’s when it was Skouras and later United Artists. Maybe the older, retired crowd is the bulk of the weekday matinee audience ???

Texas2step
Texas2step on July 4, 2017 at 2:14 am

This one opened on September 1, 1926.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on May 11, 2019 at 2:51 am

Pictures of the John McNamara architected remodel in 1960 in photos

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on October 4, 2020 at 9:10 pm

Please update becamce a triplex on August 15, 1980

rivest266
rivest266 on October 5, 2020 at 11:25 pm

1980 grand opening ad posted.

optimist008
optimist008 on January 24, 2021 at 2:15 pm

Theater is officially closed as per write up on myhometownbronxville.com. They are hoping to repurpose it into possible community reuse.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on December 20, 2021 at 7:33 pm

This theatre will reopen next year, being taken over by the owners who operate the Pelham Picture House. From their facebook page: With the end of 2021 in sight, you might be looking ahead for good things coming in 2022. The Picture House is thrilled to share the news that we’re expanding operations to Bronxville! The historic theater on Kraft Ave. will now be part of The Picture House community. We can’t wait to welcome you to the theater starting in February!

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on February 11, 2022 at 3:01 am

Please update, reopening on Friday, February 11, 2022 with Death on a Nile, Parallel Mothers, West Side Story and Belfast and the name of the theatre is The Picture House Bronxvile Theatre

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on February 14, 2022 at 5:27 pm

Please update, total seats 666. Theatre 1 and 2 233 seats and Theatre 3 upstairs 200

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