Ridgewood back on the market

posted by Michael Zoldessy on July 7, 2010 at 3:34 pm

RIDGEWOOD, QUEENS — One of the country’s oldest movie theaters is looking for one more big premiere. Myrtle Avenue’s Ridgewood Theater near the Brooklyn/Queens border became a protected city landmark earlier this year, and at the time the plan was to turn the shuttered movie palace back into a working cinema. Er, cancel that. Or not! Do whatever you want with the place, because it’s now on the market through Massey Knakal for $3.9 million, which is less than half what the 52,000sf complex was seeking two years ago, the Daily News notes.

What will the theater’s fate be? Maybe residential, maybe a hotel, maybe—as its broker told the News—“a Queens version of Brooklyn Bowl.” A Williamsburg-style hipster hangout? That’s no way to treat an old lady! Check out the gallery above for some listing photos that show the Ridgewood’s seen-better-days interiors

Read more at NY Curbed.

UPDATE 7/16: More from the Ridgewood Theatre Forum.

Rich

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