Ridgewood Theatre in danger
RIDGEWOOD, QUEENS, NY — Michael Perlman, Dir. of Queens Preservation Council is seeking a historically-sensitive (arts-related) tenant for the endangered historic Ridgewood Theatre (55-27 Myrtle Ave, Queens, NY). It closed in March 2008 after nearly 92 years, and was the longest continuously operating theater citywide & potentially throughout the US. It was modeled after Times Square’s long-demolished Mark Strand Theatre, the 1st movie palace in the world.
It is of the utmost importance to reopen, lease, adaptively & creatively reuse, and preserve a gem by the foremost Thomas Lamb, so it can contribute to the appeal of an up & coming neighborhood. Please become a Friend of the Ridgewood Theatre, and help spread the word to as many contacts as possible by forwarding our new website:
Perlman recently joined forces with Edward Summer’s newly formed “New York State Movie Theatre Corridor” (sponsored by Buffalo Int'l Film Festival), whose mission is to record & further the preservation of historic theaters from Buffalo to NYC: http://www.myspace.com/movietheatrecorridor Proudly, the Ridgewood Theatre earned placement. Please become a friend as well.