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I have checked out the Rent a Center. It certainly gives the impression of being a theater.
I went to the Polk a few times before it was closed and it was a disgrace. The bathrooms were disgusting. It’s a shame this old place was demolished. The auditorium was big.
I noticed today a small theater along Myrtle Avenue. It still has the marquee but it is some kind of computer repair business.
If the theater is vacated by the dance company I am sure the building will be torn down and a new apartment complex will take its place. It’s sad but given the value of the land it is no surprise. I have no inside knowlege and am merely making an assumption.
I am on the on the phone with my mother. She remembers fondly the shows at the Teatro Puerto Rico. She told me the tickets were $2.00
I have always said that if I hit the lottery I would want to buy up the old Rainbow Theatre on Graham Avenue and screen old movies, cartoons on Saturdays and some stage shows. But I wonder if the cost of liability insurance would be too high. Of course if I hit the lottery I wouldn’t have to worry about the cost.
I remember the Wycoff during its final days as a theater company run by a community group but not sure of the name. I should have gone in but never did. I believe it still had the marquee up.
there is a building next to 54 West 14th Street Manhattan that looks very much like a former theater. I cannot find any info. it is on sixth avenue. i cannot link to the picture.
I visited this theater during its ‘porn’ period.
I will never forget going to the bathroom and it was really scary. I thought it was just me but another patron said that it was scary up there.
I felt very uneasy there and left.
Any pictures of the interior as it looks now? I wonder if they would let anyone take photos.
Why are some people against letting someone take a photo?
I went to the this theater several times. I saw MIDNIGHT EXPRESS there. I also saw a movie with Farah Fawcett (her husband was murdered) I recall that by that time it was indeed a twin with separate screens.
I visited this theater many times. There was a bathroom that you climbed a few steps to get to. The steps were rickety. the bathroom was completely dark. it was a terrible place. It’s a shame what happened. I had not visited there in a long time. I am sure glad I wasn’t there that night.
Wasn’t there another theater named Monroe that eventually became El Teatro Puerto Rico?
I think this theather was closed and torn down because some members of the community did not want to see their precious neighborhood overrun by hippsters. This could have become a great venue for films, concerts, and a community theater. There was so much potential but it would have clashed with certain people.
Was the auditorium gutted prior to becoming a catering hall?
My sister lived at 75 Grant Avenue between Jamaica and Etna. I used to go to her place and hang out. Many times we passed this movie theater and darn I wish I had gone in. I can’t remember when it closed but I still kick myself that I never went in.
I must go to the church and try and take some pictures. It’s too bad the marquee and ticket booth were not retained. I once walked by and was able to peer through a glass door. The auditorium is intact. The church has done a great job.
I am 43 years old today.
The site of the old Broadway Theater also sits EMPTY. But developers are always going to tear down old buildings while dollar bills dance around their heads. It’s sad they tear down something that has character and put up a building that is grey and flat. I am sure most of those new buildings will start to fall apart in a few years. They go up so fast and cheap.
Check out the former Rainbow Theater located on Graham Avenue between Messerole and Montrose in Brooklyn. It currently has a FOR SALE SIGN.
Did they ever show porn at this theater? Did porn ever play in any of the theaters that were located on Broadway in Brooklyn?
I have to agree with PKoch. Those of us who cherish movie palaces are far and few.
I tried to see the inside of the Adams in Newark but was told that was not possible. I was able to glimpse from the street the auditorium and I could tell that it must be a sight to behold.
Hello everyone. I ventured to Newark, NJ today and took a walk to see the old Adams. I noticed that the block where this venerable theater resides now boasts a number of Muslims businesses. Anyway, I saw that the Adams' marquee was covered with a sign for a 99 cent market. I walked over to get a closer look. I was sidetracked by a a gang of kids who were fighting. As I got closer I thought that perhaps I had hit gold and could get inside the theater. I was able to see where the box office used to be and was attempting to go in further since the door was open. Just then a man stopped me and asked me what I wanted. I asked him if I could see inside to the auditorium but he said that I would have to speak to his boss. Alas, his boss said no. I was so disappointed as I walked away and heard the gates coming down.
I have a vague memory of the ice cream parlor ( I am 41). I remember going to the Commodore (against my will) to see a Spanish show featuring some of the big names of that era; circa late 70’s. I didn’t go to the movies much (cue the violins) and perhaps that’s why I have always had a fascination with movie houses. I remember the Marcy from taking the B53 bus to get to Bridge Plaza. But I never went there. It was the Williamsburg.
Has anyone seen pictures of the Commodore in its heyday? Or any pics?