New York City has been home to hundreds of movie theatres ranging from
ornate movie palaces built in the 1920s to short-lived storefront porn
theatres in the 1970s. This section covers theatres that have spent some
or all of their lives as venues for motion picture entertainment,
with a focus on classic houses that have been restored,
repurposed or demolished. Special emphasis is given to theatres
in the Midtown theatre district which have generally had lower profiles than
their live theatrical brethren.