Howard Theatre

414 Howard Avenue,
New Haven, CT 06510

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Architects: Charles H. Abramowitz

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The Howard Theatre was opened in early-1929, designed by architect Charles H. Abramowitz. It is located right over the Amtrak and Metro North rail line, a stone’s throw from Union Station. After closing it was demolished and a police substation was built on the site.

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shoeshoe14 on November 2, 2007 at 1:27 pm

I love your organistic validations, Lost Memory.

shoeshoe14 on November 2, 2007 at 1:46 pm

Exactly. Thank you.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on December 25, 2007 at 2:08 pm

This building looks like a former garage or something rather than a theatre. It has a low ceiling, bricked-over windows in the walls, and no pilasters.

shoeshoe14 on December 26, 2007 at 2:11 pm

Yeah, I know. But they assured me it was a theatre and a supermarket.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on December 30, 2007 at 5:46 pm

There’s an old photo of the Howard Theatre at and it doesn’t look at all like what is there now. Apparently in the old photo it had been converted into a bowling alley.

yllib1020 on April 22, 2012 at 11:06 am

I remember going to The Howard for a great double-bill ( a thing of the past for sure) of King Kong and Might Joe Young.

MM on August 10, 2014 at 3:29 pm

The red church building is not the Howard Theatre. It is a building that is next to the site of the theatre. The Howard was in operation in the 1960s and my neighbor was the manager. The building was demolished in the early 1980s and the police substation constructed. The church building may contain parts of the side wing of the theatre building, perhaps the bowling lanes.

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