North Star Theater

1250 5th Avenue,
New York, NY 10029

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Architects: Paul J. Henon, Jr., William H. Hoffman

Firms: Hoffman-Henon Co.

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North Star Theater

The North Star Theater is listed in the 1914-1915 American Motion Picture Directory. It was also listed in the 1926 Film Daily Yearbook as having 1,000 seats, but closed in that year to be demolished in September 1928 to build the New York Skin & Cancer Hospital on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe/Al Alvarez/Peter Koch

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on May 3, 2007 at 6:19 pm

No sooner does Lost Memory find this theatre and a crime gets committed.

New York Times January 2, 1925


Badly beaten victim says she was attacked in a theatre vestibule late at night

“Policeman William Oehlerking of the East 104th Street Station was arrested yesterday morning …charged with beating a women while he was on post. The alleged assault occurred about 2:30 o’clock in the morning in the outer vestibule of the North Star motion picture theatre at 106th street and fifth Avenue… Mrs O’Brien …could not identify the man she charged with having beaten her. Oehlerking was arrested after Captain Loonam found a belt bearing his shield number in the vestibule of the theatre.”

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on May 4, 2007 at 4:37 pm

I read it as a hooker who refused to give the local cop services for free or maybe he just didn’t like the Irish, but I may just be too cynical for the roaring twenties.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on March 21, 2022 at 1:38 pm

In September, 1928, New York State Exhibitor reported that the North Star Theatre was in the process of demolition, to be replaced by the New York Skin & Cancer Hospital. The North Star had been closed for two years, and last managed by Sidney Cohen.

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