RKO Chester Theatre

1938 Boston Road (near the entrance to the Bronx Zoo)

Bronx, NY 10460

Opened: December 1927

Seats: 2,473

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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RKO Chester Theatre
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RKO Chester Theatre

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