RKO Bushwick Theatre

1396 Broadway,
Brooklyn, NY 11221

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Jayar1
Jayar1 on February 10, 2009 at 5:39 pm

Check this site for some RKO photographs

http://www.topix.net/city/brooklyn-ny

BobFurmanek
BobFurmanek on February 9, 2009 at 11:32 am

They weren’t young kids either: Moe was 64; Larry was 59 and Joe was 52.

PeterKoch
PeterKoch on February 9, 2009 at 11:20 am

True, Bway.

Thanks, Bob Furmanek ! That’s an average of seven theaters a day !

Nyuk nyuk nyuk !

BobFurmanek
BobFurmanek on February 9, 2009 at 11:17 am

The Stooges appeared at the RKO Madison the day before at 9:50 PM. They appeared at 21 theaters in 3 days!

Bway
Bway on February 9, 2009 at 11:05 am

While Bushwick was beginning to fall by 1962, as mentioned, it wasn’t anything like what the 1970’s were to bring…..
I wonder if they came to the RKO Madison that day too. The RKO Madison also often had stars coming to it to promote it’s films.

PeterKoch
PeterKoch on February 6, 2009 at 7:17 am

Same here, John D. My family and I travelled safely to and from our family doctor (Wilchfort) on Palmetto between Bushwick Avenue and Bway through 1965, until he moved to Ridgewood in 1966.

johndereszewski
johndereszewski on February 6, 2009 at 3:40 am

More seriously, 1962 was not 1977. So maybe they didn’t need Hercules. Good talking to you, Peter K.

PeterKoch
PeterKoch on February 5, 2009 at 7:13 am

Good point, John D. !

johndereszewski
johndereszewski on February 5, 2009 at 1:16 am

Well, Peter, they DID have Hercules with them!

PeterKoch
PeterKoch on February 4, 2009 at 1:09 pm

Nyuk nyuk nyuk ….

Hope they got out of the RKO Bushwick Theatre, and Bushwick itself, safely !

BobFurmanek
BobFurmanek on February 4, 2009 at 12:14 pm

On Friday January 26, 1962, the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly-Joe DeRita) embarked on a three day promotional tour for their latest feature film, THE THREE STOOGES MEET HERCULES. They were accompanied by “The Herculean Giant” (almost 8 foot tall Dave Ballard) and popular DJ Clay Cole, who was one of the stars of the co-feature, TWIST AROUND THE CLOCK.

On Sunday January 28, they appeared at the RKO Bushwick at 8:05 PM.

MPol
MPol on December 28, 2008 at 4:28 pm

Neat photo. Thanks, Warren.

MPol
MPol on December 28, 2008 at 4:26 pm

Sorry, ERD. I was just pointing out that I’m a woman, so that there wouldn’t be any more mistakes made. I see what you’re saying, however.

Bway
Bway on December 28, 2008 at 4:07 pm

Those light fixtures for some reason just don’t seem to “go” with the decor.

ERD
ERD on December 28, 2008 at 8:44 am

I am interested in the information given by C.T. members, not their life style.

Panzer65
Panzer65 on December 28, 2008 at 8:18 am

Nice photo Warren, that one looks like a one in a million.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on December 28, 2008 at 7:54 am

Here’s a late 1940’s view of the standee area at the rear of the orchestra seating. Ceiling fixtures look like “modern” replacements of the originals: View link

MPol
MPol on December 22, 2008 at 9:47 pm

What does that mean, Lost Memory?!? LOL

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 22, 2008 at 7:21 pm

Two out of three ain’t bad. LOL

Bway
Bway on December 22, 2008 at 7:11 pm

Well, I am not a woman, and I am not gay, but still have an interest in theaters….

MPol
MPol on December 22, 2008 at 6:16 pm

Women posters here in the minority, Peter.K? Hmmmm…not altogether sure about that, since I’ve noticed a ton of women’s names on this site.

Warren: Is an interest in theatres mostly a guy thing?

PeterKoch
PeterKoch on December 22, 2008 at 10:49 am

Can you give us some percentages, Warren ?

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on December 22, 2008 at 7:38 am

An interest in theatres does seem to be mostly a “guy thing,” with a substantial percentage being gay.

PeterKoch
PeterKoch on December 22, 2008 at 7:09 am

Thanks, MPol, I had no idea. I get the impression that women are in the minority among posters on this site. Am I correct ?

MPol
MPol on December 19, 2008 at 5:18 pm

While I see your viewpoint on this, Peter K, I also must point out that I happen to be a woman.