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Lost Memory commented about Grandview Theater on Oct 4, 2004 at 2:11 pm

I don’t have those lists on my computer. I printed them out because I have a bad habit of erasing files that I’m not sure of what they are. I have so many websites in my bookmarks that I’m not sure if I can fit anymore. All this research is taking a toll on my mouse too. Its been acting strange lately. I might stop at the mall and buy it a cheese package to perk it up.
The website that I read about the Scott theater had messages about the 1940’s and 50’s so I assume that it was a regular theater.

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Lost Memory commented about Grandview Theater on Oct 4, 2004 at 2:00 pm

Your welcome Peter. South Street is on my queens listing. I don’t know what I did with the Brooklyn street change list or I would look up Division st. for you.

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Lost Memory commented about Grandview Theater on Oct 4, 2004 at 1:55 pm

I don’t believe that the Scott theater is from 1914 but I’ll keep looking for a date on it.
BTW…South Street in Jamaica was renamed to Liberty Avenue.

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Lost Memory commented about Grandview Theater on Oct 4, 2004 at 12:23 pm

Here is another theater from my mystery list:
I found a theater called the Scott Theater located at 70 Atlantic Ave near Hicks st in Brooklyn. Zip code 11201.

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Lost Memory commented about Ridgewood Casino Theatre on Oct 4, 2004 at 10:10 am

I used the address of 383 Knickerbocker ave instead of 381 Knickerbocker ave for this theater because there is no 381 Knickerbocker shown on a current real estate listing for that area.

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Lost Memory commented about Commack Multiplex Cinemas on Oct 4, 2004 at 9:07 am

Thanks for the info CaptRonLI. I came across those theater’s on the web and I wasn’t sure what type of theater they were. I had no idea that there were two of them. I don’t believe that either of them are on this website so maybe you could add them since you have much more knowledge of them than I do.

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Lost Memory commented about Commack Multiplex Cinemas on Oct 4, 2004 at 8:23 am

This might have been a drive-in theater.

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Lost Memory commented about Commack Multiplex Cinemas on Oct 4, 2004 at 8:15 am

Anyone familiar with Commack LI ever hear of a theater called the Commack Twin Cinema that was located on Veterans Memorial Hwy? I’m trying to find an address for it and I’m having no luck so far.

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Lost Memory commented about Ridgewood Folly Theatre on Oct 4, 2004 at 7:45 am

I found it kind of odd that it appeared on their listing. Maybe I should take the picture of the Folly and put it on a milk carton and hope that someone recognizes it.

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Lost Memory commented about AMC Loews Roosevelt Field 8 on Oct 4, 2004 at 6:33 am

The address that I found for this theater is 630 Old Country Rd.

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Lost Memory commented about Grandview Theater on Oct 3, 2004 at 3:54 pm

Thanks CJDV, I added both of those theater’s to this website. I posted about another theater called the Whitney Theater in the Ridgewood Theater message area. Do you have any info on that one?

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Lost Memory commented about Grandview Theater on Oct 3, 2004 at 3:03 pm

One more theater that I need some info on is a theater called the Pioneer Theater. The address is 83 Pioneer St which is in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn. Do you know if this was a movie theater?

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Lost Memory commented about Ridgewood Folly Theatre on Oct 3, 2004 at 2:54 pm

I noticed that Cinema Tours now has a listing for the Ridgewood Folly. Its too bad that they don’t have an address for it.

http://www.cinematour.com/tour.php?db=us&id=24654

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Lost Memory commented about Grandview Theater on Oct 3, 2004 at 2:16 pm

While I was searching for the other Ridgewood theater’s mentioned above, I found a Model Theater located at 131 Lee Ave in Brooklyn. That address would place it on Lee ave between Hooper and Hewes street with a zipcode of 11211. Was this a movie theater?

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Lost Memory commented about Ridgewood Hippodrome on Oct 3, 2004 at 1:38 pm

I believe that this theater was in operation in the mid teens. Does anyone know the opening or closing dates?

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Lost Memory commented about Grandview Theater on Oct 3, 2004 at 11:58 am

CJDV….Thanks for the additional info on the Ridgewood Hippodrome. The location of St Nicholas ave and Menahan st is incorrect. I checked this on two other maps and the correct location is one block further on Cypress ave and Menahan st. This theater was located diagonally across from PS81 which I attended in the 50’s. Each of the other three corners on Cypress ave had a small store with the entrance being on the side street and not on Cypress ave so 498 Menahan st would be correct. PS81 opened in 1904 so the Ridgewood Hippodrome was operating the same time as the school. I would estimate the seating at 250 maximum. I don’t believe that the property on that corner would hold much more than that.

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Lost Memory commented about Oyster Bay Theatre on Oct 3, 2004 at 9:25 am

So far I haven’t found anything about a name change from the Lyric theater to any other name. This theater must have been around for awhile since there is a record of a fire at this theater in 1931.

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Lost Memory commented about Oyster Bay Theatre on Oct 3, 2004 at 8:49 am

I’ll save you some time. The Town Hall is listed as 54 Audrey Avenue which is near Spring st in Oyster Bay.

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Lost Memory commented about Oyster Bay Theatre on Oct 3, 2004 at 8:43 am

This was called the Lyric theater in Oyster Bay. If you want to find the address, look up the address for the new Town Hall in Oyster Bay since I read that it is the former site of the Lyric theater.

Here is a quote from a website that I found:
“Richard Downing called to say it was the back of Town Hall in Oyster Bay. He remembers Town Hall when it was the old Lyric Theater and it cost 25 cents to get in. Pete was the ticket taker”.

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Lost Memory commented about Boardwalk Theater on Oct 2, 2004 at 6:29 pm

I did a map search on the address you gave Warren and 66-18 Boardwalk is located between Beach 66th and Beach 67th st. It appears that this theater was located right before the boardwalk.

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Lost Memory commented about Knickerbocker Casino Theater on Oct 2, 2004 at 6:18 pm

I read that this theater burned down in 1914.

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Lost Memory commented about Grove Theater on Oct 2, 2004 at 1:05 pm

I read a story about this theater that also mentioned an open air theater. Quote: “The Grove had an outdoor theater, and in the summer that’s where the movies were shown (pre-air conditioning)”. Was the open air theater a seperate building or like the Grandview where the movies were shown in the parking lot?

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Lost Memory commented about Wyckoff Theater on Oct 2, 2004 at 12:58 pm

Here is a link to a Times Weekly article that has a 1915 photo of the Wyckoff theater.

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Lost Memory commented about Grandview Theater on Oct 2, 2004 at 11:06 am

Don’t worry about the Ralph-Menahan street mixup. Nobody is perfect, except for me. (just kidding) The Ridgewood Hippodrome was on Menahan st right off of St Nicholas ave. It must have been a small “hippo” since that property wasn’t very large. Does your book give a seating capacity for the Ridgewood Hippodrome?

Maybe they should bring Screeno back or some other gimmick to increase attendance. Does anyone remember when gas stations gave out drinking glasses and dishes when you filled up the tank? Today you have to sell your glasses and dishes to afford to buy the gas.

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Lost Memory commented about Majestic Theater on Oct 1, 2004 at 4:10 pm

Your right about that 1931 build date being incorrect. I found the same thing on a few other buildings in the area. I now believe that the Majestic opened sometime in the 20’s and I’m trying to find out when the Grandview opened. I think its possible that they both opened around the same time.