Rogers Theatre

835 Broadway,
Brooklyn, NY 11206

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Goodheart
Goodheart on December 7, 2007 at 5:52 pm

Joe S., I lived on South 8th St. in Williamsburg, a few blocks from the Schaefer Brewery. I was also in walking distance from the four movie theaters, the Aster, the Williamsburg, the Marcy, and the Commodore. I bet you remember those.

Joe B.

JoeS
JoeS on December 7, 2007 at 4:48 pm

I was born in Williamsburg,Joe B. near Middleton St and Broadway.
I grew up in Bushwick .

Goodheart
Goodheart on December 7, 2007 at 3:19 pm

It’s nice to finally see the shot of the Rogers Theater displayed on Cinema Treasures. Sorry it took so long.
I want to thank Joe S. for posting the picture for all of us.
Also glad that Joe from Florida enjoyed seeing the picture of the theater in color as he remembered it.
I will also check out the Bushwick Buddies since I also lived in Williamsburg.

Thanks again to the two Joe’s

Joe B.

sasheegm
sasheegm on December 7, 2007 at 5:52 am

JoeB——Thanks for sending the Photo to JoeS so he could post it for all to see———This is how I recall seeing it for the last time in the late 1960s or early 1970s, when I took my Mother to Moore Street to buy material———-We had moved to Long Island in 1959————The only thing you cannot see is the front boarded up with what windows were left and broken———A sad ending to my favorite neighborhood movie house———-and JoeB, if you came from or lived in the Bushwick-Williamsbiurg-Ridgewood or surrounding areas, why don’t you join JoeS and myself at BushwickBuddies.com———-we have a great group of members who remanice and talk about the old days in the old neighborhood——-There are over 400 members now, and who knows, you might find old freinds there——-Thanks again JoeB———Joe From Florida

JoeS
JoeS on December 7, 2007 at 4:42 am

Let’s try this link having a problem coming up.

The Rogers

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JoeS
JoeS on December 7, 2007 at 4:39 am

Thanks Joe B. for sending the picture of the Rogers in Color.
Much appreciated.

The link is:

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sasheegm
sasheegm on December 2, 2007 at 1:42 pm

JoeB: JoeS e-mail is 4 posts up——-e-mail him since he posted first——He will reply with his address I’m sure——-then you can mail the copy of the photo and we will,have both showing then and now——-Thanks JoeB———JoeR from Florida—-PS Boy we got alot of Joe’s here don’t we!

Goodheart
Goodheart on December 2, 2007 at 1:35 pm

Joe from Florida, I’ll be glad to copy the photo and send it to Joe S.
My email address is:

Joe B.

sasheegm
sasheegm on December 2, 2007 at 5:08 am

JoeB: Make a copy of you photo using your printer, if you have one———-If you don’t, you can go to your Public Library and get one made———Mail it to JoeS(I’m sure he will give you his address) then he can post it in an e-mail as he did this one, and you will have before and after photos————Joe From Florida

Goodheart
Goodheart on December 1, 2007 at 7:58 pm

I looked up the movie “The Man Who Reclaimed His Head” and it was released in 1934 and starred Claude Rains. “Murders in the Rue Morgue” with Bela Lugosi was released in 1932. Boxer Max Baer made a few films in the early 1930s.

Joe B.

JoeS
JoeS on December 1, 2007 at 7:57 pm

Joe B., If you attach the photo to an email and send it to me at the above email, I’ll post it on here for you.Here Ill post the email
again at
Once I get it I’ll post the link to it.

Goodheart
Goodheart on December 1, 2007 at 7:28 pm

Joe S, many thanks for the picture…finally.
I’ve been attempting to post a picture of the Rogers for months and failed. My photo is in color and taken after the theater closed up circa 1965/66. It is shot from the same direction as yours (with a bit more of the el showing).
I apologize for the delay and perhaps one day I will get to post it.

Joe B.

JoeS
JoeS on December 1, 2007 at 7:24 pm

I don’t know how large your seeing it Joe. I’m not seeing it as
large as I want to see it. Maybe it’s my new settings in Vista.
Wen my son comes over this week I’ll make him tweak the thing.
Everything I’m looking at is small – very small.
With eyes like mine I don’t need small – I need big, very big.

Well I’m happy to post this one, espacially for you Joe.

sasheegm
sasheegm on December 1, 2007 at 7:10 pm

Leave it to JoeS to finally come through for all of us———Thanks a million Joe———-Joe From Florida

JoeS
JoeS on December 1, 2007 at 7:10 pm

This looks like a thumbnail – let me try again.

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Preview looked better.

JoeS
JoeS on December 1, 2007 at 7:07 pm

Link to Rogers Theater photo.

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Goodheart
Goodheart on November 23, 2007 at 6:35 pm

Between Dubya and his cousin Cougar do you happen to know the year that the Rogers closed down?
Do you happen to have a picture of the Rogers to post here?

Thanks,

Joe B.

sasheegm
sasheegm on November 23, 2007 at 2:32 pm

To all Cinema Treasure members who went to the Rogers & surrounding theaters, check out the sister website called Bushwick Buddies———-A nice group of folks who grew up in the Bushwick, Williamsburg, Ridgewood & surrounding areas——-We talk about everything——and right now there is an open post at Photos on about the 6th page in on the old Rogers & the Flushing Ave Station——-We are a group from 40 to 80+ year olds who enjoy the old memories of times gone by——-Tell Eleanor that JoeR sent you since its a private website only……No Flames at Bushwick Buddies…..just friendships and memories———Joe From Florida

sasheegm
sasheegm on November 23, 2007 at 2:26 pm

I liked him as well——-He was the “Peaceable Man' with six guns backwards in their holsters———-That was another time when the Rogers had a nice crowd——when they showed his Red Ryder films and his later films from Monogram/Allied Artists———Great memories Dubya———Joe From Florida

Dubya
Dubya on November 23, 2007 at 2:13 pm

TCM which we get in NY plays a lot of old stuff. I am waiting for some Wild “Bill” Elliot, who was my favorite.

sasheegm
sasheegm on November 23, 2007 at 1:34 pm

Dubya: I live in Central Florida about 65 miles southeast of Orlando On the East Coast———I am disabled so I am housebound except for Doctors appointments——so I have my old westerns on dvds and video tapes now————I don’t receive company or phone calls because I have spinal chord damage and do not know from one day to the next how I am going to feel——plus I am on very heavy duty meds———So talking with people on the internet is my enjoyment as well as watching my old movies——-Makes me feel young again——-I live with my wife of 46 years( I married young ) and my 90 year old Mother In Law and our 21 year old cat sashee——I have two grown Daughters & 4 teenage Grandkids——-and my Family is my life———Joe From Florida

sasheegm
sasheegm on November 23, 2007 at 1:27 pm

Dubya: If you could post a photo of the old Rogers, you would make my day————-Last time I saw it was back in the late 1960s when I took my Mom to buy material on Moore Street; we lived on Long Island then————I walked up to Broadway and it was all boarded up with broken glass, and inside, from where I could peek through, in the small lobby, there was a torn poster from a Durango Kid movie———-I had a deep sad feeling that day——-I am now 66 years old and retired in Florida————If you want to post your e-mail for Cougar, not to worry, nobody at this website will bother you———Everyone here are Gentlemen and Ladies and would not invade your privacy, plus you may have found a long lost relative in Cougar——-Great exchanging with you here———Joe From Florida

Dubya
Dubya on November 23, 2007 at 1:21 pm

Cougar,

I still have your e-mail, so I will write you soon.

Dubya
Dubya on November 23, 2007 at 1:21 pm

Joe,

Where in Florida do you live? We are Snowbirds from Brooklyn.

sasheegm
sasheegm on November 23, 2007 at 1:09 pm

Dubya: I liked Rocky Lane also, but my 2nd favorite was Sunset Carson————-I became friends with Sunset when I met him in 1980 at a western films convention in Charlotte, NC——-then in 1982 I met Jock Mahoney who was Charles Starrett’s double and Starrett himself in Memphis, Tenn. at another convention————-They told a few of us that Harry Cohn wanted the Durango Kid character to have the whitest horse in the movies, so whenever the horse “Raider” would get dirt on him they would white-wash the horse———-Since Jock did all of the riding he always had to have a few costumes with him in case paint got on him——and it did plenty of times———Cohn told them to even paint the horses rear end so only white would show——-Joe From Florida