Acme Theatre

83-12 Broadway,
Elmhurst, NY 11373

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I found the Acme Theatre being advertised in newspapers between 1915 and 1917. By 1918 the theatre was closed and the building was converted for use as a factory. The address included in the theatre advertisement was 119 Broadway near the Long Island Rail Road station.

That is an obsolete address since Broadway now uses a hyphenated address system. One newspaper mentions that the Acme Theatre building was located on Broadway between Dongan Avenue and the Long Island railroad. That is the location that I used for the address above.

Contributed by Ridgewood Ken

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Ed Solero
Ed Solero on September 11, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Taking a look at the buildings on both sides of the block between Dongan and the tracks, it appears that the theater building went the way of the old LIRR Elmhurst station itself. I don’t think that even the oldest structures there today date prior to the 1930’s or ‘20’s.

EyesForwardNoTalking on March 21, 2021 at 9:29 pm

According to the local newspaper, the Newtown Register of February 11, 1913, this theater opened that same afternoon as the Elmhurst Theatre. This appears to track as the theater does not show up on a 1908 map, but does on a 1915 map.

EyesForwardNoTalking on March 21, 2021 at 10:16 pm

A likely (current) address would be 83-12 Broadway. The theater building was directly adjacent to the 4 story brick at the corner of Broadway and Dongan Avenue.

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