Dover Theatre

1729 Boston Road,
Bronx, NY 10468

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Previously operated by: Interboro Circuit Inc.

Styles: Gothic Revival

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The Dover Cinema

This theater, which opened around 1930, was located in a two-story building on Boston Road in the Morrisania section of the Bronx, which included retail stores along Boston Road on either side of the main entrance and a white, somewhat Gothic-style terra-cotta facade. The Dover Theatre was for much of its life a last-run house.

Long closed as a movie theater, the building housed a church until it collapsed during the deadly snowstorm on January 24, 2016 due to the amount of snow on the roof.

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charliek on September 12, 2004 at 10:45 am

To view several recent pics of this handsome old theatre building (now a church), click here and scroll half-way down:
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RobertR on July 4, 2005 at 2:56 pm

The Dover was still open in 1974.
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charliek on May 17, 2007 at 8:23 am

I’ve walked by this building several times in the past few weeks. The signage for the Pentecostal church, which had been on the marquee of the old theatre, is now gone. Which leads me to believe the church has gone out of business. The marquee structure is still there, but stripped down to its steel beams.

charliek on May 17, 2007 at 8:49 am

Thanks for that interesting bit of info, Lost. I’m really concerned about the status of many old theatre buildings in the South Bronx, now that so much new construction is under way. I now take regular walks past my favorites to be sure they’re still standing. (I live in Fordham.) I’ve always appreciated the church groups who took over old theatres because the buildings are best preserved that way.

Did you get that “stop work order” info from a city website? And if so, can you provide us with a link? Have you gleaned pertinent info about other Bronx theatres that way? Thanks in advance.

charliek on May 17, 2007 at 9:27 am

Thanks Lost. BTW, where do you live?

kencmcintyre on November 28, 2008 at 10:45 am

Listed at 1723 Boston Road in the 1960 yellow pages.

theamazin on January 25, 2016 at 10:45 am

The last chunk of The Dover theater collapsed during recent blizzard. So sad. I loved this place. Here’s a pic.

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