Town Theatre

600 Main Street,
New Rochelle, NY 10801

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Brandt Theaters, Cinema Circuit Corp., Interboro Circuit Inc.

Functions: Furniture Showroom

Previous Names: Trent Theatre, Cue Theatre

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Town Theater

Next to the larger Proctor’s Theatre sits the Town Theatre. It opened as the Trent Theatre on December 9, 1937 with Barbara Stanwyck in “Stella Dallas” & William Gargan in “Reported Missing” and was operated by Interboro Circuit Inc. It was closed in 1950 when it was part of Cinema Circuit Corp. It was reopened on June 24, 1954 as the Town Theatre with Anna Magnani in “The Golden Coach”. In the 1960’s it was operated by Brandt Theatres.

It’s latest incarnation is as a pine furniture store.

Contributed by MartyNartinez

Recent comments (view all 16 comments)

shoeshoe14 on May 28, 2008 at 4:30 pm

I found historic theatre attendance tallies for this theatre among others while working for the CT Film Fest last week. On Sunday, during the last screening, I self-toured Danbury’s Palace stagehouse on both sides and found the info.

It lists 3/19-3/25/79 and mentions the New Rochelle Proctor, Cinemas 1-3 with seat totals. The last line mentions the New Rochelle Main St. with 286 seats. I presumed it was this one.

joemasher on May 28, 2008 at 5:53 pm

The Main St. Cinema was the stagehouse of Proctor’s. It had a separate entrance, box office, and concession stand.
When Cineplex Odeon operated the “Proctor’s Sevenplex”, it consisted of: Proctor’s (4 auditoriums), Loew’s across the street (2 auditoriums), and the Main St. Cinema (Proctor’s stage).
The Town was always the Town.

poman on June 25, 2008 at 12:33 pm

Not-so-great scan from a newspaper clipping.
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Roger Katz
Roger Katz on March 8, 2010 at 4:18 am

I believe this was originally the Trent Theatre and opened December 9, 1937.

robboehm on April 9, 2015 at 1:54 pm

Roger, if you look at the various addresses the Trent would have been further down the street past the Town and the Proctors. I can’t see it in the 1969 image Ken McIntre linked of Main Street.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on April 9, 2015 at 1:58 pm

This was the Trent. I was in New Rochelle looking through old city directories and the Town and the Trent both had the address of 600 Main Street in their times. It was also called the Cue at one point as well.

robboehm on April 26, 2017 at 5:47 pm

Uploaded a picture from the day.

Josh Karpf
Josh Karpf on September 21, 2021 at 6:22 am

Some photos posted this past June at

rivest266 on March 16, 2023 at 1:38 pm

Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on March 16, 2023 at 2:45 pm

Closed in 1950 as Trent and reopened on June 24th, 1954 as Town. Grand opening ad posted.

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