New York Theatre
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Previously operated by: Brandt Theaters
Architects: Eugene DeRosa
Styles: Streamline Moderne
Previous Names: Globe Theatre, Cine 43, Nuevo Cine 1 & 2, Big Apple Theatre, Show Follies
Built on the site of the George M. Cohen Theatre which was demolished in 1938. This small Art Moderne theatre was built by the Brandt Circuit, with Eugene DeRosa as architect, on part of the site of the by then demolished George M. Cohan’s Theatre. The New York Theatre first opened April 19, 1940 as a newsreel theatre, but was soon showing Hollywood revivals and occasional first-runs. In 1957, when Brandt sold the nearby original Globe Theatre for conversion back into a playhouse (as the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre), the New York Theatre was re-named the Globe Theatre on May 22, 1958 screening Arne Ragnaborn in “The Vicious Breed”.
Due to its location at the crossroads of Broadway and W. 42nd Street, the Globe Theatre became a haven for “adult” movies before switching to hard-core pornography.
From May 28, 1982 until March 1983 it operated as Cine 43. In March 1983 it was twinned and became known as Nuevo Cine 1 and 2 with seating for 340 & 360. Before closing for demolition in the 1990’s, the policy switched from porn to Spanish-speaking imports, sometimes shown without English subtitles.
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