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The acclaimed research team is out doing research my “friend”. Things like gathering “facts” about a theater before posting it. Okay master, I’ll go and take my place with the other commoner’s now. Enjoy your new job as leader.
Your going to reveal the location of the Ridgewood Lyric theater? I can’t wait to hear this one. I’ll be in my corner waiting master!
blasphemy? Are you on some kind of medication? If your not, maybe you should be. My “cohorts” don’t have to prove anything. The burden of proof is on you, not them.
These early theater’s were usually converted storefronts with one reel films. They were deliberately kept small to avoid licensing costs. For this reason, there were very few records kept on them. Other than a person’s memory or real estate records, it is almost impossible to collect data on a theater like the Ridgewood Folly. So my question remains the same, where did your info on this theater come from?
The “research team” was doing just fine before you arrived on the scene. They found many theater’s that were not entered on this website.
No, I don’t want a hint where the so-called Lyric theater was located. If you have the info then post it. This isn’t the home version of Jeopardy.
Keep one thing in mind Ridgewood Bill, the theater’s that you enter here must be Real theater’s with Real addresses. Since you find the “research team” here lacking, let’s see what you can do.
If you need any help, I’ll be sitting in the corner having a “hissy fit”. Have fun.
My “cohorts” and I could not find a location for this theater or one of us would have entered it. I find it amazing that you not only know the exact address of this theater, but you also know the seating capacity. The Times Weekly article that contains the photo of the Ridgewood Folly theater, states that the location is Unknown and never mentioned the seating capacity.
As my next “pet project”, I’m going to try and find the Real location of this theater.
RidgewoodBill…….Did it ever dawn on you that since us “chaps” did most of the work finding some of these theater’s that maybe the right thing to do would let one of us “chaps” enter the theater on this site that we worked so hard to find?
How about you do some of the research and I’ll sit back and take the credit for your work?
RidgewoodBill…..Can I ask you how or where you got the address for this theater? This theater was a pet project of mine. I have spent Many,Many hours researching this theater. I could not even find the street that it was located on, no less the exact address. The lack of an address is what has kept me from entering this theater on this site. If your info is correct, thanks for entering it. Since I also consider it to be the first movie theater in the Ridgewood area, I will continue to research it to make sure that the location you gave is correct.
Erwin…I think that 207 Myrtle is a few blocks down further from Navy st. I would assume that there was a theater at that location if they give the seating capacity in Warren’s book. It was probably long gone by the 50’s and that’s why it isn’t familiar to you.
Was the United theater ever completed and open for business? 207 Myrtle should be in the vicinity of Navy st.
Eddie…..Did you enter the Gotham theater using my name? If you did, please don’t do that anymore. I’m capable of doing it myself. Besides, Warren has all the info for that theater, not me.
I did not enter this theater, but I have a good idea who did. Since it is already listed, maybe Warren would be kind enough to fill in the info for it.
Warren….We never solved the case of the Knickerbocker theater. As for the Mae West epic, there were two other theaters mentioned. The Royal theater and Payton’s Fulton Street Theater in Brooklyn.
I don’t know if this site has a search function for text, but if your using Internet Explorer as your browser, try this:
At the top of your browser screen you should see a “button” labeled Edit. Click on it tp open it’s menu. On that menu you will see Find (on this page). Click on that and a box will appear that say’s Find. Where it say’s Find What, enter the text your looking for IE:Mae West then click on Find Next. I use this method when I search on most websites.
RidgewoodBill…..Are you sure that the Ridgewood Folly theater was located on Myrtle near Onderdonk? Do you have an address or can you be more specific with it’s location? Was it located on a corner or in the middle of the block?
RidgewoodBill…..I have never heard of a Lyric theater in Ridgewood. I did a quick search and there was a Lyric theater on Pitkin ave in Brooklyn. As a matter of fact, I don’t believe the one on Pitkin ave is listed on this site. The one in Brooklyn was located at 2245 Pitkin Ave. Could you give me more info on the Lyric theater in Ridgewood.
Peter….In one of those Times Weekly articles, it listed Kreuscher’s hotel as being on the corner of Cypress and Myrtle ave. From the photo I’ve seen of the hotel, it was actually on Myrtle with the stables being on Cypress ave. I’m going to look for that article again just to be sure.
Peter…..If I can find an address for the Kreuscherâ€™s Arcade I will enter it.
Warren….I’m glad that you brought that bouncer issue up. I don’t think that he was a bouncer at all. The last bio that I read on Mae West said the following about her father:
“Mae’s father was known as "Battling Jack West,” boxing champion of Brooklyn, New York. He gave up the ring to operate a livery stable of carriages, surreys and coaches for hire. He eventually became a private detective and dabbled in real estate".
I didn’t want to post anymore about Mae West and this is it for me on this subject.
From what I’ve read about the Kreuscherâ€™s Arcade, the “movies” were actually shown in the stable. I’m not sure if the horse’s were there or not. I don’t even know if they had seats or you sat on a bale of hay or maybe you even sat on the horse. But it did charge admission and it showed a moving pictire so, is it a movie theater?
I’ll tell you why I asked that question. Do you remember the discussion about the Kreuscherâ€™s Arcade? I didn’t believe that it was a real movie theater. I’ve given it alot of thought and I’ve come to this conclusion. All you really need is the ability to project a moving picture “movie” on a screen and charge admission to see it. A drive-in theater has no seats but it projects a movie onto a screen and charges money to view it. Maybe the Kreuscherâ€™s Arcade is a movie theater after all. Primitive maybe but still a movie theater.
Eddie isn’t the Webmaster, he couldn’t spell Webmaster.
Lets try something different. Here is a question for everyone.
“What do you think a movie theater must have to be called a "Movie Theater”?
(Don’t look it up in the dictionary either)
I don’t know Peter, it’s possible that Eddie could ban me from this site for life!
Eddie…..Where did everybody “went”? They all went to another website. Click on the link, everybody is waiting for you there.
Contrary to what Eddie says about porn flicks being shown at the Amphion theater, I don’t think any type of movies were shown there. Can it be entered on here anyway?
Warren…..Thanks for all of your help. I don’t believe that it was used as a movie theater either. This is just another theater that I can consider as “case closed”.
I think your right about the Amphion being an old-timer. I found the following on a genealogy website.
“The Amphion Musical Society on Oct. 1880, erected it’s building at what is now # 437-441 Bedford Ave. for an opera house, opened the same year under the management of C.M. WICKE. Not being a financial success, in Jan. 1888 it was taken over by KNOWLES & MORRIS and operated as a theatre. Edward KNOWLES remaining the manager until 1897”.
If this is the Amphion theater that we’ve been looking for, it really is an old-timer.