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Early photo uploaded.
For amazing color photos of the Valencia go to ScoutingNY.com
Demolished yet? Status is still closed. Uploaded a photo during it’s post theater life.
JAB it would be nice if you would share your photo.
Additional photo uploaded.
Uploaded current Jamaica Avenue photo showing Merrick as retail space.
Color photo from the balcony uploaded.
Early photo of Steinway Street uploaded. You can see the vertical from the theater. Also a later shot showing theater without the vertical and the marquee that was in place to the end.
Uploaded Ed Doyle’s vintage street level photo. These links are getting very tenuous. Also uploaded two American Classic images: street view by night and the marquee on the 165th Street entrance after the theater closed.
Now home to St. Matthews African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Uploaded photo as the Hollis Cinema. Before it was a cinema it was just Hollis in neon letters where the new signage appears.
Photo of the Plainview in the day uploaded.
Image of the Plainview in the day uploaded.
Roger, if you look at the various addresses the Trent would have been further down the street past the Town and the Proctors. I can’t see it in the 1969 image Ken McIntre linked of Main Street.
Early photo uploaded where the vertical said Proctors rather than RKO.
New show due to open at the theater. Really miss the Automats though more than a lot of the theaters on this site.
Well, obviously I do since I uploaded the picture. I lived in Bellerose and often walked to Queens Village for one reason or another. Especially at night it was a sight to see the lit vertical when I passed the bend in the road. I believe I was only in the theater twice, once each in the orchestra and the huge balcony. One movie was Say One For Me. In the days of the old steam engines you really knew when a train went past.
What is the current status? A church bought it but the last time I was by a year or so ago there was still scaffolding on the front and the fire escapes had been removed. The latter seemed odd since the church originally was counting on using the full capacity.
Uploaded photos of the auditorium old and new, and the photo from the stage which appears on the website.
Night view of marquee uploaded.
Gala opening photo uploaded.
Upload street view looking up. Dramatic.
Head on shot uploaded.
Three photos as the Beacon uploaded: Memorial Day parade show theater with original marquee and vertical; 1941 scrap metal drive; 1961 marquee modification when Skouras took over management.
Came upon a note I had scribbled when doing some online research. In 1940 there was a major and costly renovation in which the theater was to have been remodeled and redecorated, new seats, screen and marquee and the lobby was to have been enlarged.
To offset the photo of the Freeport being demolished I’ve uploaded one during the construction phase.