Show Palace Theatre

670 8th Avenue,
New York, NY 10036

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Show Palace Theatre

Located on the East side of 8th Avenue, between W. 42nd Street and W. 43rd Street. The Show Palace Theatre possibly opened in the late-1970’s as it is not listed in 1976 but is listed in November 1980 as an ‘All Male’ movie theatre.

The Show Palace Theatre was closed June 11, 1995.

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 12, 2014 at 6:05 pm

This site might help.

GeorgeCheeksSr on October 12, 2014 at 11:31 pm

On the Show World side of the street I thought there was at least one theater closer to 43rd st. It didn’t have the big awning/sign that sat out over the sidewalk but I thought for sure there was an adult theater on that block. I must scour the net to see if I can find a picture of the full block during the 80’s. If I can find it (right or wrong) I will post it. I wish there were more pictures of this time or a site like this for adult theaters.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 13, 2014 at 1:13 am

GeorgeCheeksSr, if you scroll down on that site you will find your answer. Only peep shows co-existed on that block.

PancakesPlease on June 16, 2015 at 4:24 pm

Does anybody know when the Show Palace closed?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on June 16, 2015 at 5:28 pm

I think it closed around 1994.

fred1 on June 16, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Its a Halloween theme restaurant nightclub

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on June 16, 2015 at 5:51 pm

There is a bookstore one block up with the Show Palace name now.

ladypearl on February 15, 2016 at 4:24 am

I loved to go there!! They had some hot men with hot bodies!! I miss the good old days…

jsolo on January 22, 2017 at 5:41 pm

Hey folks, I am writing a fictional period piece and wondered if anyone can advise me. ANyone know what the rules would have been in summer of ‘85 at the Gaiety or Follies about touching dancers while they stripped. Where were you allowed to put the money, and what were you permitted to touch? email me at if you can provide any historical accuracy, or post here. THANKS!

PatB on July 18, 2017 at 4:14 am

The place closed June 11, 1995. Jeff, I remember putting the money in their sock or boots.

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