Loew's Inwood Theater

132 Dyckman Street,
New York, NY 10040

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Previously operated by: Loew's Inc.

Architects: Eugene DeRosa

Functions: Drugstore, Retail

Styles: Adam

Previous Names: Inwood Theater

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Loew's Inwood Theater

Opened around 1925, in the Inwood area of Upper Manhattan. All seating was on one level in the orchestra stalls, there was no balcony. It was closed in March 1964.

By 2015 it was in use as a CVS Pharmacy and The Childrens Place store.

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Sontaran6
Sontaran6 on December 14, 2008 at 3:47 pm

I saw my very first movie at the Inwood, in 1939, when I was 5. My Grandpa Charlie was baby-sitting for the day, while my Grandma and Mom went shopping downtown. Gramp and I took a trolley across Fordham (from Valentine) and then the IRT down to Dyckman Street to see a Marx Brothers flick (I forget which one, sadly), all of which enchanted me. The ladies were not quite so enchanted, when they found out.

ThePhotoplayer
ThePhotoplayer on May 22, 2009 at 1:49 am

The two interior photos, circa 1927, are from the first volume of “American Theaters of Today” by Sexton and Betts.

The Inwood was typical De Rosa— a strictly Adam neighborhood with no balcony (stadium seating at most). De Rosa’s theaters were built to be modified: the similar Lafayette in Suffern, which could have even been a sister theater to the Inwood, underwent additions in the late ‘20s after the theater’s success.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on December 8, 2009 at 10:12 am

Nice old pictures, first time that I have heard of this theatre.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on December 10, 2009 at 10:53 am

No Balcony, I can see from Jack Theakston’s post and pictures that there were stairs already in the back.Good idea!Add on when we get the money.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on January 14, 2010 at 12:17 pm

The movie palaces of Washington Heights and Inwood.

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on February 27, 2010 at 8:27 pm

In March 1964, the Inwood closed.

SaraTonin
SaraTonin on May 16, 2013 at 9:07 pm

@lostmemory nice pix, I will feel more glamorous shopping at CVS now :)

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on March 23, 2017 at 7:28 pm

Texas2step posted a 1931 photo of a shootout near the Loew’s Inwood. The full story with additional photos is in the link below.

http://myinwood.net/gangsters-on-the-dyckman-strip-1931-shootout-makes-national-headlines/

Orlando
Orlando on August 23, 2019 at 8:37 am

While at Fort Tryon and the Cloisters this past Sunday, I finally saw the former Loew’s Inwood. If the facade was converted to fifth’s, from left to right, first would be a combo Dunkin Donuts, 2nd and 3rd – The Children’s Place and 4th and 5th the CVS for a total of three storefronts not a huge CVS. The CVS runs the length of the building as does Children’s Place. The combo donut/ice-cream is in an original redone storefront which was part of the structure. Nice area of low lying buildings soon to be redeveloped NYC nightmare of high rises, There goes the neighborhood and the people who call it home. At the parkside (Broadway and 200th St. is a Packard dealership with its original facade intact as a parking garage. At least it is main business is cars.

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