Prospect Theatre

851 Prospect Avenue
Bronx, NY 10459

Opened 1918 (?)
Designed by E.C. Horn
Seats 1,450

Restored in 2000 as a live performance venue but closed in 2006. Purchased in 2007 by the Abundant Life Cathedral, but was still derelict when I visited in the summer of 2009. (reference)

Although Cinema Treasures listed this theatre as built in 1918, Ylder Riza sent me a scan of a postcard (below) featuring the theatre but postmarked in 1913. In addition, there are mentions of this theatre in Vaudeville listings for the NY Times as early as April 26, 1911 and August 13, 1911, so further research needs to be done to find the exact opening date.

Prospect Theatre
6/19/2009 05:46 PM
Prospect Theatre
Prospect Theatre
6/19/2009 05:45 PM
Prospect Theatre
Dual water towers
6/19/2009 05:44 PM
Dual water towers
Prospect Theatre postcard ca. 1913
1913
Prospect Theatre postcard ca. 1913
Postcard with 1913 date stamp
1913
Postcard with 1913 date stamp