Picture House Bronxville Theatre

84 Kraft Avenue,
Bronxville, NY 10708

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Moviefan333 on December 7, 2022 at 9:32 am

It’s great that the owners of the Pelham Picture House have taken over this Theatre that was closed since March 20 20. They’re doing a good job programming it. Looks like it will be around for quite some time. Make sure if you’re in the Westchester area to check it out. One of the theaters I don’t remember which one it was I think it’s the upstairs one has A very nice sized screen

ridethectrain on February 14, 2022 at 8:27 am

Please update, total seats 666. Theatre 1 and 2 233 seats and Theatre 3 upstairs 200

ridethectrain on February 10, 2022 at 6:01 pm

Please update, reopening on Friday, February 11, 2022 with Death on a Nile, Parallel Mothers, West Side Story and Belfast and the name of the theatre is The Picture House Bronxvile Theatre

ridethectrain on December 20, 2021 at 10:33 am

This theatre will reopen next year, being taken over by the owners who operate the Pelham Picture House. From their facebook page: With the end of 2021 in sight, you might be looking ahead for good things coming in 2022. The Picture House is thrilled to share the news that we’re expanding operations to Bronxville! The historic theater on Kraft Ave. will now be part of The Picture House community. We can’t wait to welcome you to the theater starting in February!

optimist008 on January 24, 2021 at 5:15 am

Theater is officially closed as per write up on myhometownbronxville.com. They are hoping to repurpose it into possible community reuse.

rivest266 on October 5, 2020 at 2:25 pm

1980 grand opening ad posted.

ridethectrain on October 4, 2020 at 12:10 pm

Please update becamce a triplex on August 15, 1980

dallasmovietheaters on May 10, 2019 at 5:51 pm

Pictures of the John McNamara architected remodel in 1960 in photos

Texas2step on July 3, 2017 at 5:14 pm

This one opened on September 1, 1926.

optimist008 on February 12, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Went here the other day for the first time since Bow Tie took over and while the upstairs stinks, the sound and projection were both excellent. Interesting that they have found a matinee audience for the entire year which never was the case years back with this theater which I have patronized since the 1960’s when it was Skouras and later United Artists. Maybe the older, retired crowd is the bulk of the weekday matinee audience ???

movieguy on January 25, 2015 at 7:33 pm

This used to be one screen and now is three. However the auditoriums are of a good size. The two downstairs auditoriums, seat about 250 each. The screen is a good size and the seats are all new. The balcony Area is a third theater. It is quite spacious with 250 seats, “stadium style” seating. The screen is quite large the biggest I’ve seen in A theater converted over into three screens. All new seats in the balcony as well.

Joseph on August 22, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Tinseltoes on July 16, 2012 at 1:52 pm Why the Bronxville was being called “New” in 1960: Boxoffice

Because it was “newly” redesigned in 1960. The theatre dates back to 1920s.

lgk697386 on March 26, 2010 at 11:16 am

I disagree with Greg M’s comments. While this theater certainly was better as a single screen (what carved up multiplex isn’t?), this is one of the fewer movie theaters in Westchester that has not been completely ruined. True, the upstairs screen (former balcony) is horrible. But Clearview actually has sunk some doughs into upgrades. Believe me, there are a lot worse in Westchester. Indeed, most of them.

As for being safe in Bronxville, it’s probably the only place in Westchester that still is.

GregM70 on March 26, 2010 at 10:29 am

This was a really nice theater in the late 1960’s mid 1970’s when it had 1 screen. I remember seeing “Smokey and the Bandit” there (1977) soon after that it was made into a tri-plex which completely ruined the theather. The upstairs (which used to be the balcony)was a joke.
Parents could drop the kids off for the matinee – Bronxville was very safe back then

stang119 on August 8, 2009 at 6:01 am

I haven’t been in this theatre in years, but I do remember what a dump it was. Back then. Recently I went back, only because “Every Little Step” was only playing there. I went with much trepidation. What a wonderful surprise! This theatre is now a joy to go to. New paintjob, carpeting, seats, sound system and even digital projection. I’ve now been back a few times. If only parking were better. My question, of course is, if Clearview can do it to this theatre, why not to their god-awful nearby Cinema 100 in Greenburg?

cblanc10708 on June 13, 2008 at 7:27 am

This theater was converted into a triplex in 1980. During the 1970s, I remember this as a very large single screen theater, with the curtain rising and lowering at each performance. Some of the notables films shown here were

Earthquake (1974) in sensurround..This audio gimmick really worked..I still remember the incredible feeeling of actually being in an earthquake.

JAWS (1975)..This film ran for months.. lines around the block..

The Hindenburg (1975)
Other Side of the Mountain (1975)
2001: A Space Odyssey – ‘74 reissue
The Airport films, especially Airport '77.. (the best one..)

And this theater also had double features occaisionally.. I saw The Sting and Other Side of the Mountain Part 2 back in (1978) for $2.. Unbelievable..

ArchStanton007 on February 27, 2007 at 10:12 am

Originally had 880 seats per info and old photos posted on www.fromscripttodvd.com Click on site index, then click the list of NY theaters with 70mm.

stevebob on November 10, 2005 at 3:16 am

Why would anyone would imagine Bronxville, NY to be the same as Bronx, NY?

Since no one indicated any confusion to begin with, I don’t get the point of posting just to emphasize this distinction — other than to hint at how dissimilar they are for the benefit of those who would be comfortable in Bronxville but wouldn’t go near the Bronx.

The demographics may be different from Bronxville, but the Bronx is a beautiful place in its own right.

Courtship1 on November 10, 2005 at 2:26 am

Bronxville Cinema’s are not in the Bronx, as the description may lead you to believe. Bronxville is a sleepy hamlet that is located on Route 22, north of Mount Vernon, and adjacent to Eastchester, bordering on Yonkers, and a few other communities.

ArchStanton007 on September 22, 2005 at 11:35 am

Skouras chain ran this theater until the late 1960’s when United Artists took it over. Lots a cherished childhood memories here. And they did run some x-rated films in the 1960’s like “I Am Curious Yellow” “The Swinging Stewardesses” in 3-D. Theater is patronized by many seniors wanting to avoid the chaos of the multiplexes and who can blame them??? Clearview runs many independent and art films in this theater.