Douglas Theatre

652 Lenox Avenue,
New York, NY 10037

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Douglas Theatre

A “whites only” theatre in Harlem which operated from 1919 until at least 1922. Upstairs from this theatre, which was a neighbor to the legendary Cotton Club, was a restaurant/dance hall known as the Lenox Club (aka the Breakfast Club) which featured performances by, among others, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.

The building was demolished for housing in 1958.

Contributed by Damien Farley

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kencmcintyre on November 20, 2008 at 7:14 pm

A November 1929 NYT article also mentions the New Douglas on 640 Lenox. The manager was robbed at gunpoint and $2200 in receipts was taken.

CSWalczak on August 12, 2012 at 3:27 pm

This webpage includes what is probably the photo previously posted by Warren G. Harris (those links are dead).

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