Windsor Theatre

412 Grand Street,
New York, NY 10002

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Previous Names: New Windsor Theatre

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Windsor Theatre

The Windsor Theatre exhibited motion pictures prior to 1914 until at least 1953.

In 1906, the building at this location was known as the New Windsor Theatre and, in the late-19th and early-20th centuries, a Windsor Hall, often used for public meetings, was located here.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 29, 2005 at 10:06 am

Listed in the American Motion Picture Directory 1914 -1915 as the Windsor Theatre.

Film Daily Yearbook;1926 edition gives a seating capacity as 520 for the Windsor Theatre. In the F.D.Y. 1930 and 1941 editions it has 400 seats. Seating is given as 460 in the 1943 edition of F.D.Y and back to 400 in the 1950 edition.

jrobertclark on August 14, 2007 at 6:31 am

This theater, though long closed, is an infamous location in the history of New York underground film: Its roof served as the location for Jack Smith’s groundbreaking (and allegedly obscene)“Flaming Creatures!”

I’ll add more info when I can access my archives (currently in storage).

kencmcintyre on January 2, 2010 at 2:16 pm

There is a Rite Aid at the location now. No trace of the theater or its adjacent buildings on Grand, as seen in the 1931-32 photo.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on January 21, 2010 at 1:00 am

Opening shortly at the Windsor…

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cinemajosie on January 31, 2016 at 5:56 am

As I recall, the Windsor Theater on the north side of Grand Street re-opened for some brief period in the 1960s, but was not successful.

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