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Status needs to be changed from “Closed” to “Demolished.”…
Tony V, many thanks for sharing your wonderful memories. When you checked attendance at Loew’s Lexington, how did it usually compare to that RKO 58th?
Status needs to be changed from “Closed” to “Demolished.”
Doesn’t Google Maps provide visual coverage of Newburgh, NY? I was suprised not to find a street view when opening this listing.
The Google view displayed is nonsense, but has no option for correction.
With all the RKO Keith’s images that have been posted here over the years, why does the CT listing have to start off with a photo of a wall decoration in ravaged condition? Doesn’t make sense! Even a Google Maps exterior view of the current decaying building would be better.
Jeff, if you mean the MGM suspense movie “Jeopardy” with Barbara Stanwyck, I loved it! But I wouldn’t recommend watching it backwards, because you would know who the villain was. I’m unfamiliar with anything else entitled “Jeopardy.” Is it perhaps a board game?
View is miles off the mark. Problem is probably due to incorrect zip code at the CT listing. The correct one is 11366, according to the USPS website.
I think that I’ve found the reason for the wrong view. The CT listing for the Merrick has an incorrect zip code. The correct one for 163-06 Jamaica Avenue is 11432, according to the USPS website.
I hate the new system of reverse chronology. It’s like having to read a book backwards. When someone raises a question, you are likely to read the answer before you get to the query.
The view displayed is incorrect, but has no option for fixing. It appears to be not even in Jamaica, but in Woodhaven.
The view displayed is incorrect, but has no option for correction. Someone apparently “corrected” it incorrectly! What does one do in a case like this?
The view doesn’t even show the correct side of Jamaica Avenue! The Jamaica Theatre was on the south side of Jamaica Avenue, as were the Carlton, Alden, Merrick, and Savoy.
Thanks for confirming that, T-Man! I entered the address independently in a Google map search, and came up with the same image. Which suggests that Google is serving up many views that are way out of date. What did actually replace the theatre, or is it a project still in progress?
According to the introduction, the Polk was demolished more than three years ago, in February 2008. Did that never happen, or is Google not providing current photos of sites?
I was finally able to correct the view, though it is hardly current. The chain store name changed from Eckerd to Rite-Aid several years ago. The Sunnyside Theatre was totally demolished before a supermarket was built on the site, with a large parking space at the front. The supermarket was eventually divided into two stores, with the drug chain at one end and Hollywood Video on the other. When the video rental store closed, an Asian bank moved in.
I corrected the view to show the current hotel on the ground site. What happened to the introduction contributed by William Gabel? Status of Loew’s Lexington Theatre should be changed from “Closed” to “Demolished.”
The brownish building in the current 58th Street street view occupies the space once taken up by the theatre’s huge atmospheric auditorium.
Status needs to be changed from “Closed” to “Demolished.” Explosives were used for the demolition, to a level of two stories below street level.
The theatre was totally demolished and replaced by a multi-story building that is the Choir School of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. I corrected the view to show that.
The current view is way off the mark! I don’t know how to correct it.
The current view displayed is nowhere near this Corona Theatre. I don’t know how to correct it. Perhaps the street address is wrong. The site is just steps away from the elevated #7 subway line, which doesn’t show in any direction from the current view.
Sorry, Big Joe, but I don’t know the answers to those questions. I suggest that you check the newspapers and trade journals of the time…I find the “new look” baffling. As I write this, I can’t see your query before me as I would have in the past. And what happened to the “preview” option?
This photo requires more specific identification. The Fox/Loew’s Capitol was in Washington, DC. Because the poster resides in Philadelphia, one might assume that it shows the Fox Theatre in that city, which it doesn’t.
The new “style” of CT removed the original name of Queensboro Theatre, used from 1928 until 1946 re-naming as the Elmwood. Site-wise, are previous names no longer listed in smaller type above the latest?
I’m finding this VERY DIFFICULT to read. Typography (fonts?) needs to be larger and darker. They’re wiped out by the bright white background.