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jflundy commented about Cinart Theatre on Jun 22, 2009 at 10:58 am

Here is a link to the Forgotten Street Scenes website. It is the Court Street page. Some current or former theater are shown.

About three quarters of the way down the page , a building is shown, obviously a theater at one time. It is located near Baltic on Court Street. The web master asks help in identifying this old theater’s name.
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The link comes from Warren G. Harris. He believes that this building may once have been the Cinart.

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jflundy commented about Royal Theater on Jun 14, 2009 at 12:10 pm

The St. Petersburg Times of 25 May 1949 contains an ad calling this venue “South’s Finest Colored Theater”.

Featured on that date a double feature of “Each Dawn I Die” with James Cagney and “Dark Horse”.

Link to Page 25 St. Petersburg Times of that date:

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jflundy commented about Nostrand Theatre on Jun 10, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Further research revealed that Warren G. Harris listed this theater some years ago as the Normandy Theater.

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Apparantly, it was renamed from Normandy to Nostrand and then, in 1933, to Howard Theater.

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jflundy commented about Nostrand Theatre on Jun 10, 2009 at 2:00 pm

There was another Nostrand Theater in Brooklyn listed in a 1932 Street Directory. The address was 1927 Fulton Street . It is now a Baptist Church. Current photo gives some hint it could have been a theater.

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jflundy commented about New Ideal Theater on Jun 10, 2009 at 1:16 pm

There is a listing for the Ideal Theater at 151 Knickerbocker Ave. in the 1932 Haw-Ta-Get-There Street Directory of Brooklyn New York. it must have become the “New Ideal” at some point after this date.

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jflundy commented about Astor Theatre on Jun 5, 2009 at 2:02 pm

http://www.shorpy.com/node/6231?size=_original

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jflundy commented about Astor Theatre on Jun 5, 2009 at 2:00 pm

March 1943 “Human Comedy” at the Astor, “Saludos Amigos” at the Globe:http: //www.shorpy.com/node/6231?size=_original

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jflundy commented about Belle Harbor Twin on May 27, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Here is the link to the photo promised above:
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jflundy commented about Belle Harbor Twin on May 27, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Here is a large photo, viewing Beach 116th Street, taken from the air above the surf, over the boardwalk and up to the Boulevard. The Park Theater is on the right of B.116th St., fourth building up the block. The roof and swiveling windows are clearing shown.

The date is 4 July 1946. Curley’s Hotel, Restaurant and Bar is shown fronting the Boardwalk on the Left. The third building up the street on the left side, with the flat roof, is the new Grand Union Store which introduced the automatic can dispensing shelving system to the Rockaways.

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jflundy commented about Madison Theater on May 26, 2009 at 10:06 am

No, Keith’s acquired the Bushwick much earlier. It also operated the Monroe and Madison for periods of time.

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jflundy commented about Madison Theater on May 25, 2009 at 5:42 am

I have a copy of the 1928 Brooklyn Red Book. It lists the Madison, without Keith’s, KA, etc. prefix, at Broadway and Madison as a Vaudeville house (and the Monroe at Broadway and Monroe as a Motion Picture house). Perhaps Keith’s had leased it out at this time to a cut rate operator ?

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jflundy commented about Beverly Theater on May 11, 2009 at 4:44 am

The street work in progress may be for preliminary stage of subway station construction on the City owned Independent Subway project. The Church Avenue station was the terminus of the IND from 1936 until the 50’s when it was tied into the Culver Line EL to Coney Island.

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jflundy commented about Avenue D Theater on May 7, 2009 at 10:27 am

The theater closed toward the end of 1953 for several months and reopened in Fall 1954. Marquee had a new trim color, light blue from faded red, and fresh paint in lobby and bath rooms. First movie I saw under the new management was (may have been opener for House) was “Return From the Sea” with Neville Brand and Jan Sterling.

New booking policy seemed to favor double bills of action B movies from Republic, Allied Artists, etc. and re-issues of similar genre from all studios instead of last runs of current releases that had played the upper tier

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jflundy commented about Paramount Theatre on Apr 29, 2009 at 4:23 am

Here is a photo from May 1946, may have been previously posted from another venue, here it is:
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jflundy commented about Town Theatre on Apr 29, 2009 at 4:09 am

Here is a 1946 photo. It may have been posted before on one of the dead links above but I post it below:
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jflundy commented about Lyric Theatre on Apr 18, 2009 at 12:47 pm

A photo of a Lyric Theater on Third Avenue between 12th and 13th Streets, Manhattan, NYC on April 24, 1936.

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jflundy commented about Strand Theatre on Mar 21, 2009 at 7:35 am

Here is a link to a PDF with an article on the history of the Strand and other North Country theaters from September 1990 back to the early days:
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jflundy commented about Halsey Theatre on Mar 19, 2009 at 10:13 am

The 1924 Eagle Almanac lists the Halsey as seating 2500, with George W. Powell as manager.

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jflundy commented about Madison Theater on Mar 19, 2009 at 9:51 am

I have just read a 1924 issue of the Brooklyn Eagle Almanac. It lists the Madison (600 seats) as Keith’s.

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jflundy commented about Riviera Theatre on Mar 19, 2009 at 9:39 am

The 1924 Brooklyn Eagle Almanac has it as a B.F. Keith’s Theater in a quarter page ad.

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jflundy commented about Kingsway Theatre on Mar 19, 2009 at 9:34 am

The Kingsway Theater at 946 Kings Highway was listed as a B.F. Keith’s Theater in the 1924 Brooklyn Eagle Almanac.

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jflundy commented about Inman's Casino on Mar 17, 2009 at 5:58 am

Correction to the spelling of the last word in above posting: it is Bowery not Bowey. Bowery Street exists on today’s Google Map.
From West 16th Street east, the Walks were:
Kensington
Schweickerts
Mendersons
West
Wards
then, W.10th Street
then, Sheridans Walk

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jflundy commented about Inman's Casino on Mar 17, 2009 at 5:51 am

I have come upon a street map of the Bowery in Coney Island, circa 1916. The area today as pictured on Google Mapping is very different from this map of the area from a time when Imman’s Casino existed.

The Bowery was a Walk running east to west parallel to and between Surf Avenue and the beach side Boardwalk. It was intersected by a series of Walks running parallel to and between W.16th and W.10th Street.
One of these was Wards Walk. Imman’s was located on the west side of Wards between Surf Ave and the Bowey

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jflundy commented about Ambassador Theatre on Mar 10, 2009 at 1:28 pm

Opening view of the Knickerbocker on 13 October 1917:
http://www.shorpy.com/node/5701?size=_original

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jflundy commented about Loew's Poli Theatre on Mar 1, 2009 at 11:51 am

The Poli in New Haven was the flagship for Loew’s New England theaters and the regional offices were in the Poli Building. Harry Shaw was regional manager in the 1950'and Morris Rosenthal was manager of the Poli until he retired in 1958. Sid Klepper was the manager after Rosenthal.

Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland visited the theater for an onstage performance on 10 August 1939.

Max Brunswick, whom ushered there as a high school kid, cites the house as seating 3200.