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Well, 260 Knickerbocker Avenue would be near Willoughby ave and Starr st. Wasn’t the Starr theater in the same area?
BTW Warren…..Nice detective work on the Irving/Mozart theater.
So, in the 30’s it was the Irving theater and in the 40’s it was the Mozart theater are the same. Now if Alan D remembers the location of the Knickerbocker theater we would have a better idea if the Irving/Mozart was also the Knickerbocker theater.
1525 Myrtle ave would be near Irving ave which is close to Knickerbocker ave. It is possible that the Knickerbocker and the Mozart theater are one in the same.
Alan D….Would you happen to remember where the Kickerbocker theater that you went to was located?
Okay, I’ll see what else I can find on the Mozart theater.
While I was looking up info for the Mozart-Grove-Rige-Knickerbocker theaters, I came across a Kreuschers Arcade. I know that it says “Arcade” but it is listed under cinemas on the web. The location given for it is Cypress ave and Myrtle ave. Has anyone heard of this one?
It seems that the Grove theater formely the Rige theater was located at 474 Wilson ave just like Warren had already stated.
Now, could this Knickerbocker theater on Myrtle near Knickerbocker be the Mozart theater?
Just to make sure that you all stay as confused about this Grove theater as I am, someone told me that they remember a theater on Myrtle near Knickerbocker and it was called the Mozart theater. Is that possible?
He could be related to “Crazy Eddie” because his posts are “INSANE”!
I read this on another message board. “The Grove theater was located on Wilson Avenue. The Grove had an outdoor theater, and in the summer thatâ€™s where the movies were shown (pre-air conditioning)”.
Now I’m more confused then I was before. Is the Grove near Knickerbocker or is it by Wilson ave?
Eddie…..I’m a very easy going person, but your becoming a real pain in the butt. Warren can’t be your friend because I don’t believe that you have any friends. This site isn’t a playground for pre-schoolers. If you want to post theater related messages, that’s fine. If your sole purpose for coming here is to annoy people and cause trouble, then I will ask the Webmaster to ban you from this website. Your IP number can also be traced and your real identity known. Think it over and make the smart choice because I will no longer tolerate your childish nonsense.
Okay, thanks. Now I can go back to researching theaters in Ridgewood and Glendale.
Warren….Don’t misunderstand me, I’m not trying to prove you wrong or me right. I’m just posting here what I find. I haven’t found the sight with the movie listings for the Knickerbocker yet, but I’ll keep looking.
I did find a picture of the interior of the Knickerbocker theater, originally named Abbey’s Theater.
In your opinion, should this theater be considered a cinema theater or not. I don’t want to spend time researching this if it was used primarily for plays.
Warren…..I don’t know what the Knickerbocker theater in Manhattan was used for when it first opened, but the “THE CRINOLINE GIRL” was a silent movie that played there in 1914. You can verify that movie at this website:
Silent movies were shown at the Knickerbocker theater. I had a website that gave a list of movies that opened at that theater but I can’t remember where it was. If I come across that site again, I’ll post it for you.
BTW…….“THE CRINOLINE GIRL” did open at the Knickerbocker theater in Manhattan.
That is an odd coincidence. I guess that “Casino” was a popular name for a theater. This is what I found on the Casino in Manhattan:
“Casino Theatre(NYC) – 1882 â€” Southeast corner of Broadway and 39th Streets (1300 seats) – was first theatre to have shows on its roof â€"stood until 1930 when it and Knickerbocker gave way to expanding garment district".
It seems like both of these theaters closed around the time that “talkies” appeared.
I don’t know if the Knickerbocker theater from Manhattan is on this site or not, but here is the info on it:
Abbey’s Theater(NYC) – 1893 – 1500 seats – next door to Casino Theater at 1396 Broadway and 39th St.
In 1896 it was renamed the Knickerbocker Theater – demolished 1930.
I checked and there was a theater in Manhattan called the Knickerbocker theater. It was near Broadway and 38th st. The New Yankee Cafe and the Leumi Bank are on its former location.
Is there a Knickerbocker theater listed for Manhattan? I came across the following:
“THE CRINOLINE GIRL” opening at the Knickerbocker theater on March 16, 1914.
Maybe the people writing these articles get confused. Maybe they remember the name of the theater but get the location wrong.
Thanks Peter. I think that I’ll give up on Map Quest and just ask you from now on. (just kidding)
The “Godfather” was at the Madison. For some odd reason I did not see it at the Madison. I saw it at the Sunrise drive-in in Valley Stream.
The sports arena called the Ridgewood Grove was located on St. Nicholas ave and Palmetto st. It was a poolroom in the 60’s. Before that it was a bowling alley. Before that it was famous for boxing matches. Thats before my time.
In the articles that I read, one refers to a theater on Myrtle near Knickerbocker as the Grove theater. That was in the 20’s. The other article from the 30’s called it the Knickerbocker theater. There is no address given. I don’t know what “near Knickerbocker” means. Is it on the corner of Knickerbocker or 2 blocks away from there or what? I gon’t have a map handy, but I believe the intersection of Myrtle and Knickerbocker aves is near either Greene ave or Bleecker st.
Instead of being called the Grove theater, could it have been called the Knickerbocker theater? I read something about a Knickerbocker theater being located at Knickerbocker and Myrtle. Maybe the first article calling it the Grove theater was incorrect.
I don’t want to upset you Eddie but I want to finish my “crap” messages about the theater organ’s.
The Parthenon had a Wurlitzer organ and it was installed in 1920.
The Glenwood also had a Wurlitzer and it was installed in 1921.
The Ridgewood had/has a Moller organ installed in 1917.
There is no organ listing for the Madison theater.
I was going to put this info under the appropriate theaters but if I did that, Eddie would have more places to complain. I figured by posting it all here, I would limit his complaints to this one area.
Well Eddie, I didn’t consider the info on the theater organ’s as “crap”. This is the reason that I thought that it could be usefull. There are dates that the organ’s were installed. If your not sure when a theater was built or opened, you could use the installation date of the organ to get an idea of when that theater was built. I found Organ info on alot of theaters in Brooklyn and Queens. Since you consider that info as “crap”, I won’t post anymore of it. That gives me more time to research other things. Besides, I wouldn’t want to waste anyone’s time reading my “crap” messages when they could be reading your informative posts about “hot chicks” and “making out in the balcony”.
I came across this on the web. On March 23,1946 there was a double feature playing here. The movie was called “Deception” with Bette Davis, Paul Henreid and Claude Rains. The second feature was “The Undercover Woman” with Stephanie Bachelor and Robert Livingston. The cartoon was called “Jaspers Derby” in Technicolor. The Belvedere is listed as being on Myrtle ave and 64th Place.