RKO Chester Theatre

1938 Boston Road (near the entrance to the Bronx Zoo)
Bronx, NY 10460

The 2,473-seat RKO Chester was designed by Eugene DeRosa and George Keister opened as a vaudeville and movie house December, 1927 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. (reference)

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.

Rko Chester
8/20/2005 01:50 PM
Rko Chester
8/20/2005 01:50 PM
Rko Chester
8/20/2005 01:50 PM
Rko Chester
8/20/2005 01:51 PM
Rko Chester
8/20/2005 01:51 PM
Rko Chester
8/20/2005 01:51 PM