6. The Loew’s Paradise Theater in the Grand Concourse is One of the Last Built in the Atmospheric Style
The Loew’s Paradise Theater in Grand Concourse was built in 1929 and reflects the theater goers’ preference for an opulent movie watching experience. The theater was one of five theaters built by Loew and had the capacity to hold nearly 4000 people. It was one of the last theaters built in the Atmospheric style, which strayed away from the traditional boxy theater style, and instead transported patrons to exotic, outdoor European settings. This Grand Concourse theater was inspired by a 16th century Italian Baroque garden, restored to reflect its old grandeur in 2005. It is still used to show movies today.