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Okay, use the above link and click on Mustard Seed and that should work. If not, I give up!
Ken…If you add a hyphen to the address (52-54) that you gave, it maps right at the intersection of Shenengo St and North Mercer St so that you be the correct address.
This property is a double lot and is listed under real estate records as 118-14 Rockaway Boulevard. 118-12 Rockaway Boulevard although part of this same property is actually a “dead” address. The addresses show as follows:
Maybe when the theater was open the address was 118-12 but it isn’t that way anymore.
This is supposed to be an interior photo of the Pitkin theater:
That article fooled me. I also found two other photos of interiors that are listed as “Paramount Theater NY”. Does anyone know if these are from the Brooklyn Paramount or the Paramount in Manhattan?
Seth…If you do make a trip to this theater, maybe you can get an address for it and post it here.
Speaking of jazz, the following link has a story about this theater:
Okay, I did some research on this theater. This property is now owned by the First Baptist Church. The Jordan was built in 1945 and had 1200 seats. Over the years, there have been plans to refurbish the theater, but they’ve fallen through. It is estimated that it would cost almost 5 million dollars to restore the Jordan. It is going to be demolished to make way for a parking lot for the church.
This is a link to a news story about the Jordan from 2002.
I read an article about this theater. The article claims that the Jordan theater was built in 1945 by the Blatt brothers. The location given is Shenango St and North Mercer St with a zipcode of 16125. There is also a small photo of it here:
The Route 15 address comes from the Vintage Drive-Ins own website. It doesn’t seem to map correctly. I did find a numbered address for this drive-in which does map right. The address I found is 1520 West Henrietta Road, East Avon NY.
The Elmira Drive-In Theater is a traditional drive-in theater located in the Town of Big Flats NY at the intersection of Route 352 and Harris Hill Road (Rt55).
Bway reads just fine, but you should consider “Hooked on Phonics”.
And as soon as I win Lotto, we can buy the Ridgewood theater and clean it up. Two years ago this property was worth $1.130 million so we better not wait too long.
Does anyone want to chip in and buy it?
Robert…..Check your email for some documents on this property. Remember, it goes by block and lot numbers.
I’m sure that it was still a movie theater in 1979. I searched backwards and stopped at 1980. Those searches get boring after awhile.
There is a small photo of this theater on Cinematour:
This address is listed as being in Brooklyn with the current property owner listed as W L P Realty Company. The building has a build date listed as 1925 but that could be off by a few years. In 1980 there was a store located in this building called Mens Clothing Town.
The City charges five dollars extra for the block and lot number if you don’t know it. You can find that info yourself for free. Go to this website and enter the Borough, building number and street. You will get a Parcel (BBL) block and lot number. Disregard the first digit. The next four digits are the block number and the digits after that are the lot number(s). Using the Ridgewood theater as an example, the parcel number is 4-3451-7. Disregard the 4 and the block number is 3451 and the lot number is 7.
In 1939-1941 the City of New York photographed every building in the five Boroughs for tax purposes. Those photo’s are now being sold to the public. If your favorite theater was around during that period, you might be able to get a picture of it. IMHO the prices are a little steep, but that choice is up to you. The City charges $30 for an 8"x10" print or $45 for an 11"x14" print. You can go to the Municipal Archives or you can order online. This is the website for more info:
Development of the Finger Lakes Drive-In began back in 1949, and the Drive-in opened in 1950. It still has working car window speakers on the old poles, although most people listen to the movie audio now
on their car radio (540 AM).
I also found the Belvedere on a 1925 silent theater list so the 1922 date of the organ being installed isn’t too far fetched.
Bway….I’m not sure how those addresses work on Broadway. I did a real estate search for 1216 with no listing for that address. It did show a list of neighboring properties. The closest even numbers to 1216 are 1206 and the next is 1224. Now, 1206 is listed as a Zoned Commercial property for sale. The building at 1224 is listed as a one story store building. Either a building using the addresses from 1206 to 1222 Broadway replaced the Marvin theater or there is nothing on those sites.
Exactly. The address of 118-12 Rockaway Blvd is correct. Its just listed in the wrong part of Ozone Park.