Hyperion Theatre

11101 43rd Avenue,
Corona, NY 11368

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Ed Solero
Ed Solero on December 13, 2005 at 4:26 pm

Thanks, Warren. I spent my early childhood in Elmhurst and Corona, so it was an interesting read. In the section where they discuss Corona’s Theaters, however, they did leave out the UA theater that was located within the Lefrak City apartment complex on 99th Street – ironically, a theater (and development) that never seemed to want an association with Corona in the first place.

Anyway, speculation here as to the location of the Hyperion Theater seems to be a bit off the mark according to the forgotten-ny site. They depict the theater as being located on 103rd Street and 39th Avenue. That places the theater on the north side of Roosevelt Ave, rather than south of the old Loew’s Plaza near Linden Park.

Just to jog some old memories… any locals familiar with the old Linden Park when it had a public above ground swimming pool? I used to go to that pool when I was a kid in the early ‘70’s. They had these open cubbies for shoes and stuff and I recall one day after swimming I found that my sneakers had been heisted. I had to walk barefoot from the park (apologies to Neil Simon) all the way down 41st Ave back to my house on the other side of Junction Blvd. I can still remember looking down carefully at the sidewalk and street in front of me to avoid stepping on any gum, glass or other problematic objects. What a long walk that was. After that, I stuck to the big old Ederle public pool in Flushing Meadows Park.

There was also a guy who sold hotdogs out of a truck outside of Linden Park who we all called “Eddie Hots.” For years after we left the neighborhood, my mom would drive by the park and have me run out to get her a dog from Eddie – with mustard and those red onions. I wonder if anyone here remembers him.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on December 13, 2005 at 2:21 pm

An exterior photo of the Hyperion can be seen in the new feature article about Corona at www.forgotten-ny.com

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on October 1, 2005 at 1:36 pm

Someone posted me privately that Kingsland Avenue is now known as 43rd Avenue, and Way Avenue as 102nd Street. I’ve also found that National Avenue is now known as 103rd Street, so I suspect that the Hyperion was on 43rd Avenue (Kingsland) between Way (102nd St.) and National (103rd Street). The site is several blocks south of Loew’s Plaza and near Linden Park. I will try to visit soon to try to find a more specific address.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 30, 2005 at 10:51 pm

The American Motion Picture Directory 1914 – 1915 gives an address of National Avenue, Corona.

No address is given in Film Daily Yearbook;editions 1926, 1927 or 1930, but the seating capacity is consistant as 600 in all these. The 1930 edition of F.D.Y. also lists status of the Hyperion Theatre as (Closed).