Odeon Theatre, Harlem, New York, NY

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    Located at 256 W. 145th Street, Harlem, Manhattan, New York, NY. The Odeon opened in 1910 as a vaudville theatre but was screening movies by 1914. It had a seating capacity of 863 and for many years is listed as operating as a 'Negro' theatre. It closed around 1961.

    Photographed in July 2003 when in use as a church

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    1. Theater searcher. 46 months ago | reply

      The street veiw at the opening is showing the wrong side of the street.I visited the interior on 5/22/11.I was amazed at how little it was updated ,it still has the original gas jet lamps in the walls some were modified to electrical lamps.It has two balconys and two levels of booths.The main floor has modern church seating.The booths and balconys have all original seating wooden unpadded items.A huge pipe organ is on the upper balcony level.Original signs throughout and sinks in the restroom.It is not as elaborate or amazing as the nearby RKO Hamilton this one is easly entered and veiwed. A photo session inside for posting here is in order (do you see this people?)Thanks Kevin Bradon.

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