Location The Bronx, New York
Owner First Paradise Theatre Corporation
Construction Cost $9,500,000
Completion 2005

Opening in 1929, this was the first of five “Loew’s Wonder Theatres” promoted by the company. Its distinctive features include the auditorium’s ceiling which mimicked a night sky and a clock tower with a statue of Saint George slaying a dragon. Closed after years of neglect, it was completely restored by L&M, both exterior and interior.

Scope of work included:

  • Restoration of the terra cotta façade
  • Replication of the original bronze doors at the theatre entrance
  • Reconstruction of the existing storefronts along the Grand Concourse
  • Interior restoration including the finishes (plaster, gold leaf, etc.) new restrooms, new concession stand and new ticket booth
  • Auditorium restoration including statuary, starlit plaster ceiling, orchestra pit, stage, dressing rooms and 3,850 seats