Union Theatre

505 W. 42nd Street,
New York, NY 10036

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Architects: Harrison G. Wiseman

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The Union Theatre was opened in 1913, and was listed as operating in the 1914-1915 edition of American Motion Picture Directory.

It had closed by 1926.

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

robboehm on September 26, 2010 at 7:48 pm
  1. That’s really west. The old legit theatres, subsequently grind houses and now many back to legit end at 275 which is not quite to 8th Avenue. This must be past 10th Avenue. I wonder what kind of a neighborhood that was way back when.
bicyclereporter on September 30, 2010 at 12:21 pm

industrial and the railroad tracks (the high line) ran near there.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on September 7, 2011 at 9:47 am

This would have served the Hell' Kitchen slum tenements.


robboehm on September 7, 2011 at 9:55 am

Just saw an update today for the Times, just on the west side of 8th at 42nd. That was built solely for movies. I thought Hell’s Kitchen was further north.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on September 7, 2011 at 10:21 am

Hell’s Kitchen goes from 34th street to 57th street, west of Eighth Avenue. It is now known as Clinton but many locals call it Hellsea, due to the condo overflow from Chelsea.

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