Palace Theater

1603 Unionport Road,
Bronx, NY 10462

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Previously operated by: Brandt Theaters

Architects: Drew Eberson, John Adolph Emil Eberson

Styles: Art Deco

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Palace Theater

The Palace Theater was the northernmost theater within the Parkchester complex, with the Circle Theater on the southern end and the American Theater near the middle of the complex. The Palace Theater was opened in 1946.

I believe the theater operated as a twin, and then was converted to a quad in the mid-1980’s. The theater closed in the early-1990’s and became a bingo hall. It later became a furniture store, which had closed by 2018 and the building was demolished in early-2019.

Contributed by Gary Muttley

Recent comments (view all 9 comments)

joemasher on October 29, 2006 at 4:24 am

There are many details of the theater still visible in the furniture store. The poster cases and neat deco framing are still there, along with the box office. In fact the lobby is mostly intact except for the concession stand. In the auditorium, they’ve de-quadded the place. You can see the scars on the ceiling and walls from the removal of the dividing walls. The angel wing decorations above the exits on either side of the stage area are still there, along with the projectiopn booth. The back of the house is arranged in stadium-style, and there is furniture set up for display on the risers. Definitely worth a trip!

atmos on October 26, 2009 at 5:56 pm

John and Drew Eberson designed a Palace Theatre and Commercial building for Park Center Realty Corp somewhere between 1946 and 1949.This is very likely the one.

dbronx on July 19, 2015 at 9:21 pm

I heard on the News today that the building is scheduled to be demolished and replaced with high rise apartment buildings. The current occupants have been given only 30 days notice to leave. The interior of the theater was briefly shown and it looks like the original details are still present. I use to live in the area and recall the beautiful art deco decor. I am going to try and pay a visit and take pictures to post here. If any one else can do so I urge you to do it as soon as possible.

ObiWanJabroni on June 21, 2018 at 1:33 pm

As of June 2018 this building is still standing though seems to be vacant. The majority of the entire block on all sides is vacant businesses at this point, the land owner most likely has plans to eventually demolish and build new construction.

EsseXploreR on May 7, 2019 at 1:08 pm

This theater has been demolished.

atmos on September 17, 2020 at 8:53 pm

Opened 1946 with 599 seats.Twinned 1979.

ObiWanJabroni on December 4, 2020 at 10:51 am

As I expected the entire block was demolished, there are plans to build a new apartment complex called Parkchester Crossing on the site.

ridethectrain on September 16, 2023 at 10:20 pm

Please update, total seats 941 Theatre 1 279, theatre 2 305, theatre 3 182 and theatre 4 175 Source: NYC DOB

Egon67 on March 24, 2024 at 3:06 pm

I watched Star Wars in that theater when it had just one screen.

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