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The Walker theater was named after the then mayor of NYC, Jimmy Walker,in 1926 and was never owned by his family.
As a youngster, it was a wonderful experience to see “Carousel” and a stage show at this magnificent entertainment palace. The Roxy was my favorite theatre in Manhattan. Some other musicals I saw there were “The King & I” & “Damn Yankees. (You are right Simon, it was not “Oklahoma!”)
What a beautiful theatre. The organ sounds wonderful!
What a beautiful theatre. I am so glad it is well maintained.
I find it hauntingly sad and depressive, a sign of “modern” times.
KenRoe, I appreciate all your contributions
to Cinema Treasures.
I remember when “THIS IS CINERAMA” was presented at the Ziegfeld theatre back in the 1970’s. I was there for its first showing. Before the movie began, the elderly Lowell Thomas, with two pretty girls at his side, took a bow from the front of the auditorium.
Very enjoyable. This is one tv documentary that I missed back in the 1980’s. Thank you for posting it.
The theatre was at 308 Commrie Avenue (30A).The first photo show on the new site is not accurate.
The photo should be taken from New Utrecht Avenue as that is where the marquee was.
It is too bad that so many people have never see how beautiful this theatre was at one time. Still, we are lucky to have some imaginative and creative peple who have been able to save and restore some of our movie palaces. It’s a different world now!
I still remember the occasional stage shows when it was the theatre was owned by Loew’s. As a child, I performed on the stage in a Happy Felton “Knot Hole Gang” talent show. The “Knot Hole Gang” was a club sponsored by the Brookln Doger’s. Various groups would meet on Sat. mornings at their neighborhood Loew’s theatre.) Unfortunately even then, this beautiful theatre was not well kept. For Loew’s their goal was was how much profit they could get from each theatre they owned.
What a beautiful theatre!
Architectually, the Kings is far superior to the auditorium of Broolyn Tech. I don’t know how the two can really be compared. As far as rehabiliting the Kings, that remains to be seen. It certainly would become a treasure for many generations to enjoy.
The Tamapa is a stunning looking theatre. I am so glad this movie palace was spared. The organ sounds wonderful. To attend The Tampa theatre is a wonderful experience for all ages.
Kudos to the citzens of Wayne NE.for repoening the Majestic. you must be a great group of people.
What a beautiful theatre! I am so glad it is restored and being maintained.
While I know it may sometimes be difficult to get, I wish more photos of the interior of the theatres should be posted on Cinema Treasures.
I agree with the above posts, what criteria did they use to make their choices? I don’t think they’ve checked out all the theatres that were restored in the U.S.
Also, why aren’t interior photos of the theatres shown.
At least someone fixed up the facade and made it presentable. It looked so neglected before.
I am glad that this beautiful theatre was able to be saved and is supported so its future looks good.
Antiquelover, thanks for posting your photos of the former Loew’s 46th Street auditorium. I remember when it was in decent condition. I, and am sure other members, would enjoy seeing more pictures of the stage and proscenium arch. It’s like seeing the ruins of an entertainment era that is gone.
I have signed the petition and passed it on to friends. What a shame it would be to lose the Winter Garden Theatre.
What a charming theatre! The restoration and move was well worth it. Kudos to all those who saved the Gem.