The American Theater, which has been open since 1940, is set to close in the next four days. The popular movie theater located on East Avenue in Parkchester. Five years ago the theater was leased to Bow Tie Cinemas, and renovations were made to keep patrons coming to the theater. However, crowds are not enough to keep the films rolling. I remember coming to this theater and only paying $4 dollars for matinee and $6 or $8 dollars for an evening show.
This is the second movie theater in The Bronx that will be closed. You may remember back in June the Whitestone Cinemas closed . The movie operator said the theater was no longer financially viable and the management at Bow Tie Cinemas said that their lease cannot be renewed. Only handful remain open in the Bronx..