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The Trans Lux

85th Street

Upper East Side



The Trans-Lux 85th St. Theatre opened in 1937 as a newsreel theatre.  It hosted an annual “Charlie Chaplin film festival.” Next door, the Luncheonette next was a Monday ritual for Richard Shepard and his mom when he was a young boy.  They always had the tuna salad sandwich special for $0.99.  It closed in the mid 1980’s and was demolished in the 1990’s.  


The Trans Lux

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