13. Fairmount Theatre

Opened by Loew’s in 1928, one year before the larger and more glamorous Paradise, the 3,000-seat Fairmount Theatre had a short stint as Loew’s largest theater in this area of the city.  It is is good example of a theater that was developed as part of a larger commercial development.  In this case, the building also featured storefronts and office space, with the auditorium located behind the main building. This is similar to the Ed Sullivan Theater (originally Hammerstein’s) built around the same time.

Today a supermarket occupies the ground floor of the building.  It is unclear what, if anything, the auditorium is used for.