RKO 86th Street Theatre
1284 Lexington Avenue,
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Architects: Thomas White Lamb
Previous Names: Proctor's 86th Street Theatre, RKO Proctor's Theatre
Proctor’s 86th Street Theatre was located in Yorkville on Lexington Avenue, on New York City’s upper east side. It was built in 1926, opening on May 16, 1927 with vaudeville on stage and Rin-Tin-Tin in “Tracked by the Police” on the screen. It was equipped with a Wurlitzer 3 manual, 15 rank organ. It was taken over by RKO in 1929. It was closed in October 1968 with Sidney Poitier in “For Love of Ivy”.
It was demolished in early-1969, a Gimbels department store was built on the site, which in turn has been replaced by an apartment building.
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