Monday, August 29, 2011

☞ REMEMBER: Loew's Theatre Circa 1959

An image from 1959 shows the Loew's Theatre at 7th Avenue and 124th Street with all of its original details intact.  The theater was built in the 1890s and was originally the Harlem Casino before converting into a movie palace.  A church took over sometimes in the 1960s and the facade would go into a modern transformation indicative of that decade.  See our past post for more details on the former theater today: LINK

Northeast Corner of 7th Avenue and 124th Street, Summer 1959 via the digital collection at The Museum of the City of New York


  1. Also interesting that horses were still used in the streets of Harlem during 1959.

  2. The Library of Congress (and a number of on-line auction sites) has a poster of an event at the old Harlem Casino that gives a good idea of the kind of entertainment offered there around the turn of the century: