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I remember seeing a double feature"Horror Hotel"& “Burn Witch Burn” at the Park. It was across from Sunset park. I use to have friends who lived on 45th St. and remember the Park very well.
Guess what? I got my theatres mixed up! I’m thinking of the Monroe theatre. I just came across it on this site and realized my mistake! This site is just great. Anyway,I have also been to the RKO Madison as a kid. My grandparents lived in Ridgewood amd I often visited them and went to the Ridgewood,Madison and Oasis theatres. Thanks lost memory!
I was born in Bushwick and as a kid in the late 50’s remember going to see movies at the Madison. Could it have been reopened? I can still remember going to the RKO Bushwick,the Lowe’s Gates and the Madison. It had shown features that were past there first run status and seemed like a poor cousin to the other grander theatres.
Besides attending those great Murray the K shows at the Fox I remember seeing a great Sci Fi flick there called “The Day of the Triffids” about man eating planets from space. I loved that theatre and was sad to see it go. Many good memories!
As a kid growing up in Park Slope,I often went to the Avon & the RKO Prospect. I loved the Avon because it always had a great double feature on the weekends. I can still remember seeing Jerry Lewis in “The Nutty Professor” along with Ann Margaret in “Bye Bye Birdie” at the Avon with my friends for only 50 cents.It was a smaller theatre than the Prospect but was still cozy.I have great memories of 9th street and those theatres. I even recall going to the locksmith next door to the Avon. I wonder if he is still there?