Barnes Theatre

Allerton Avenue and Barnes Avenue,
Bronx, NY 10467

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Barnes Theatre

One of the many lost theatres located in the Bronx. The Barnes Theatre was opened in 1933. It was closed around 1940.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 5, 2005 at 4:29 pm

The Mike Rivest Ultimate Theatre Guide has the Barnes Theatre operating from 1935 through 1940. Anyone know what happened after that?

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 5, 2005 at 6:14 pm

I have just added the Allerton Theatre, its location is very close to what’s given here for the Barnes Theatre, but maps out a couple of blocks away from Barnes Ave.

I don’t have any record of a Barnes Theatre before 1930 nor after 1941 and unfortunately I don’t have any F.D.Y. for 1931 through 1940 to check and see if both the Allerton and the Barnes are listed.

The Allerton Theatre opened in 1927 and I have it listed with that name through to 1957 in F.D.Y. that I have.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 27, 2014 at 9:01 am

Having now some access to some more editions of Film Daily Yearbooks, the Barnes Theatre is first listed as open in 1933 (1,300 seats Allerton Avenue and Barnes Avenue). From 1934 – 1940 it is listed as (Closed), then disappears from future listings. Could it only have operated as a movie theatre for 1 year, then went over to live theatre use, or was it ‘mothballed’, never to reopen?

The 1,232-seat Allerton Theatre is listed as open during these years.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on February 7, 2022 at 6:49 am

The address given up top is for the Allerton Theatre. The Barnes Theatre was at the corner of Allerton Ave & Barnes Ave.

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