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Loew's 175th Theater, Washington Heights (former)

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Once, the most elegant movie theater in the city

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Borough : Manhattan
Neighborhood : Washington Heights
Theater, Performance

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Washington Heights and Inwood Online article


Sean Holly

In the 1940s-50s, it was one of the most beautiful movie houses with gold leaf, velvet hangings and an organ. It was a first-run house; movies stayed for weeks. Neighborhood groups went by "parish"--people identified each other by parish. East of Broadway were Jewish, German and Italian shopkeepers. The mix on the street was also in the theatre.

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