Historic Ridgewood Theatre may be landmarked & reopen, but still needs your help
RIDGEWOOD, NY — Thomas Lamb’s 1916 [url/theater/4021/] Ridgewood Theatre[/url] (55-27 Myrtle Ave) shuttered in March 2008, and was deemed the longest continuously operating first-run neighborhood theater in NY, and potentially throughout the U.S. Nearly one year later, this is how a gem fared:
- The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission might calendar the facade for a public hearing in the near future to determine its eligibility as a NYC Landmark, but no word is official yet. Please sign an online petition & post a comment, to designate the facade an Individual Landmark, and the lobby an Interior Landmark (by law, only possible once the theater reopens). Please share this link with your colleagues. Your help is extremely significant, only takes moments, and can go a long way:
The owner (as of 3/08) is now considering to reopen the 2 ground floor screens and the upper floors' screens for films.
Please become a member of “Friends of Ridgewood Theatre” for status updates, the latest press links (NY Times, NY 1 News, Queens weeklies, etc), history, and photos: www.myspace.com/ridgewoodtheatre
Enjoy my latest Ridgewood Theatre flickr photos: http://flickr.com/photos/8095451@N08/sets/72157606443928732/
Thank you for your support!
- Michael Perlman
Friends of Ridgewood Theatre, Chair
Queens Preservation Council, Bd. of Dir.