RKO Chester Theatre, Bronx, NYC

Located at 1938 Boston Road in the West Farms district of Bronx, New York City. It opened on 26th December 1927 and had a seating capacity of 2,473. Designed in an Adam style by architects Eugene DeRosa and George Keister. It was equipped with a Wurlitzer organ and had full stage facilities for Vaudeville performances.


Closed in 1968, the office area was converted into a hotel, the entrance foyer into a restaurant(now closed), and the auditorium was used as an auto-repair shop. It was demolished in May 2010.


  • figee 9y

    Lived on So. Blvd and went to the CXhester often. I saw the movie 'Marty' there and you probably know that there is a scene in the movie taken right outside the Chester with the Starlight Ballroom entrance next to it.
    The Starlight was on the second floor but I never could afford to go to it.
    Ah! for the good old days. Thanks for the picture, brings back memories of growing up in the Bronx. figee
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