Loew's Wonder Theatres
The Loew's Wonder Theatres were the five flagship movie palaces of the Loew's Theatres chain in New York City. These five lavishly designed theaters were built by Loew's to establish its preeminence in film exhibition in the metropolitan New York City area. All five theaters are still standing. One operates as a community performing arts center; one is a commercial live entertainment venue; two are currently used as churches; and one stands closed but is scheduled soon for restoration.
- Loew's 175th Street Theatre, Manhattan (opened 1930) - In 2011, it operates as a church and an entertainment venue under the name United Palace Theater.
- Loew's Jersey Theatre, Jersey City (opened 1929) - It is operating in 2011 as a classic cinema and performing arts center.
- Loew's Kings Theatre, Brooklyn (opened 1929) - Slated for renovation to serve as an entertainment venue. Scheduled to open in 2014.
- Loew's Paradise Theatre, The Bronx (opened 1929) - In 2011 it is operating as a venue for live entertainment.
- Loew's Valencia Theatre, Queens (opened 1929) - In 2011, it remains open, having been converted for use as a church, the Tabernacle of Prayer.
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