77th Street Theatre

2184 Broadway,
New York, NY 10024

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Architects: Fred Robbin Jr.

Functions: Dance Studio, Restaurant, Retail

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77th Street Theatre

A two-story theatre building, which later became a supermarket, exhibited motion pictures here and was in operation from at least 1913 to 1950.

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Contributed by Damien Farley

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

RobertR on December 11, 2005 at 11:22 am

I have seen this picture shown so many times over the years. It is always to highlight what television did to the movies.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on June 6, 2007 at 8:09 am

Two photographs of the 77th Street Theatre that I took in July 2003:

Movieplace on April 23, 2009 at 8:57 am

I read somewhere that this theatre was either designed by Thomas Lamb or was an existing structure renovated into a theatre designed by Thomas Lamb.

The Stoddard, or Standard Theatre, was on 90th and Broadway. It too became a “Garden Market”. My grandmother lived accross Broadway and I clearly remember the marquee. I heard that the Stoddard lacked air conditioning and would close during the summer.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 30, 2010 at 6:37 am

The Office for Metropolitan History’s building permits database lists a permit for a project at 2182-2186 Broadway issued in 1913. A two-story brick theatre and stores on a lot 55'x130' was designed by New Jersey architect Fred Robbin Jr., for an Eva J. Coe.

Jamesbyr on June 15, 2011 at 8:50 am

In the 1980s it became a sporting goods store. Most recently it was a COSI restaurant and the original Ruby Foo’s Restaurant. The entire blockfront is scheduled for demolition this fall (2011.)

WalterM on June 28, 2014 at 11:54 am

I remember this theater closing in 1950, when it was turned into a supermarket. I was seven at the time, and it was the first time I was aware of a movie theater closing. A disorienting feeling to a seven year old.

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