5. Loew’s Rio Theater

Unlike the other theaters in this article, the Loew’s Rio Theater at Broadway and 160th Street is not very ornate. The building that housed its auditorium looks like a typical theater building, while its lobby is very restrained compared with its neighbors. The theater began its life as a vaudeville-movie theater. In the early 1920s, the theater became a Loew’s theater. Unfortunately for the Rio, after the opening of the 175th Street Theater, the Wonder Theater, the Rio became a second run theater. The 2,603 seats seat theater was designed by Herbert J Krapp and closed in 1957. Any remaining details are currently hidden above a drop ceiling.