Bellerose Theater

245-14 Jericho Turnpike,
Floral Park, NY 11001

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robboehm on September 30, 2009 at 8:32 am

I’m not getting any mail from you at all. The only reason I’m responding to this is I got the notice from CT that someone had responded, etc.. And I’m getting a lot of other Email so I’m in a receiving mode. If you didn’t get the dreaded Daemon, where did it go. A thought, if you are willing to give me your EMail I’ll send a note to you and you can reply with photos and beat the system.

BoxOfficeGirl on September 29, 2009 at 9:51 pm

rvb, are you getting the email but not the pic? My system is telling me it went.

BoxOfficeGirl on September 29, 2009 at 5:04 pm

Sent it again. Any messages?

robboehm on September 29, 2009 at 12:29 pm

There is a way to put things on this site but I’m not a techie. If you have the capability to EMail then you have sufficient tools to add a photo to this site, that much I know. If you’d like to send me a personal copy I’m

BoxOfficeGirl on September 29, 2009 at 12:23 pm

How would I do that, rvb?

robboehm on September 29, 2009 at 11:56 am

kitnoir could you also share the photo with the rest of us. The Bellerose was my home theatre for more than 25 years before I moved east.

forty9nash on September 28, 2009 at 7:53 pm

Kitnoir? Can you e-mail that photo of the bellerose movie from 1978? My e-mail is Thanks!


forty9nash on September 28, 2009 at 7:50 pm

You’re right.The good humor trucks were on braddock. The tracks i walked went to van buren to the right. To the left was the good humer plant and train depot. I’d LOVE to have any photo’s from back then!!!

robboehm on September 28, 2009 at 7:19 pm

What I’d like to see is a photo of the original marquee, that big boxy affair with hundreds of yellow incandescent running lights and the red and orange in the front.

Of course a ‘78 photo would be nice because the new marquee would not have been trashed by that truck.

BoxOfficeGirl on September 28, 2009 at 7:12 pm

Nash, I thought the Good Humour Trucks were on Braddock Avenue. I remember going by a parking lot of them on my way to Van Buren (ugh!).

BTW, I have a picture of the profile of the theatre from around ‘78.

robboehm on June 27, 2009 at 8:07 am

I was just looking at so many. Search Long Island Rail Road History, it’s full of stuff and then just keep looking at all the LIRR entries that follow. You may never get back to Cinema Treasures again.

forty9nash on June 27, 2009 at 12:52 am

Can you post the link to that site here or maybe e-mail the link?

robboehm on June 26, 2009 at 9:39 pm

There are plenty of Long Island RR photo and data online including information on when the Creedmoor Line was discontinued.

robboehm on June 25, 2009 at 8:19 am

There’s alot of LIRR stuff online including a list of stations past and present and the last dates of service. There are all sorts of pictures. As a result of your earlier comment alluding to the Creedmoor spur I was looking at them last night.

forty9nash on June 24, 2009 at 6:44 pm

The coal yard was right next to the good humor factory i think. I remember walking to school (Martin van buren) on the tracks. I could have walked those tracks for miles. I loved it.I love anything train related.I wish i had lived in one of those homes where the train went through there backyard.The last train to go through my area was around 1965 i think. If anyone has any photo’s to share i’d love to see them.

robboehm on June 24, 2009 at 8:10 am

Boy Nash you’re really going back on the train. I remember crossing over the tracks as a short cut to my confirmation classes at Holy Trinity Lutheran on Commonwealth Blvd. The third rail was already disabled then and I never recall seeing any freight service to the coal yard. That was in the late 40s.

forty9nash on June 24, 2009 at 1:20 am

Anyone remember kent cleaners.It was right near the old A&P. How about the old american gas station where the bank is now where you get off jamaca ave to braddock blvd? And wasn’t there a train that went right through peoples backyards? I remember as a kid seeing it cross the cross island service road going to creedmoore. Any one have any photo’s of them?


robboehm on June 7, 2009 at 7:09 pm

I remember the one cashier very well. She was tall, attractive and had a luxurious head of dark hair worn in the Andrew Sisters' style of the day. Story was she was a single mom with two sons, a widow, or heaven forbid, a divorcee. The ticket takers all looked alike, tall and old in those heavy military looking uniforms.

robboehm on June 7, 2009 at 7:06 pm

I remember a promo they had geared to grammar school children at Floral Park – Bellerose School, and, probably its Queens County equivalent at the time King Solomon’s Mines was showing. We all, somehow, received long, narrow colored paper good for a free admission at some given show – if we had the right color. In restrospect these were probably ½ of an 8 ½ x 11 to keep costs down. We all lined up in front of the theatre and way around the side of the building on 246th street (odd, in the evening if there was a line it faced the other way to 245th Street). Anyway the winning “color” was white and there were darned few of those in evidence.

robboehm on June 4, 2009 at 10:01 pm

I believe the theatre was closed during the depression and only reopened at the end of WWII. I have a vague recollection of my father saying that during the depression he could have purchased the building for $8,000.

robboehm on June 4, 2009 at 3:31 pm

There were no observable structural changes since the procenium was already very wide. I remember, vaguely, that the curtains opened wider after the installation. This was a theatre where they always used the curtains, often to great theatrical effect.