RKO Chester Theatre
1938 Boston Road (near the entrance to the Bronx Zoo)
Bronx, NY 10460
Opened: December 1927
Architects: Eugene DeRosa and George Keister
This vaudeville and movie house opened under Keith-Albee management. The theatre closed in 1968 with the auditorium being converted into a warehouse and the adjoining office space converted to a motel.
When I visited in 2005, the auditorium served as an auto repair facility with many of the old auditorium features still visible, albeit dimly lit and in considerable disrepair.
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