RKO Bushwick Theatre

1396 Broadway,
Brooklyn, NY 11221

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BobFurmanek on February 9, 2009 at 9:17 am

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

Bway on February 9, 2009 at 9:05 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 on February 6, 2009 at 5:17 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 on February 6, 2009 at 1:40 am

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

PeterKoch on February 5, 2009 at 5:13 am

Good point, John D. !

johndereszewski on February 4, 2009 at 11:16 pm

Well, Peter, they DID have Hercules with them!

PeterKoch on February 4, 2009 at 11:09 am

Nyuk nyuk nyuk ….

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

BobFurmanek on February 4, 2009 at 10:14 am

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 on December 28, 2008 at 2:28 pm

Neat photo. Thanks, Warren.

MPol on December 28, 2008 at 2:26 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 on December 28, 2008 at 2:07 pm

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

ERD on December 28, 2008 at 6:44 am

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

Panzer65 on December 28, 2008 at 6:18 am

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

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on December 28, 2008 at 5:54 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 on December 22, 2008 at 7:47 pm

What does that mean, Lost Memory?!? LOL

Bway on December 22, 2008 at 5:11 pm

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

MPol on December 22, 2008 at 4:16 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 on December 22, 2008 at 8:49 am

Can you give us some percentages, Warren ?

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on December 22, 2008 at 5:38 am

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

PeterKoch on December 22, 2008 at 5:09 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 on December 19, 2008 at 3:18 pm

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

Moondog on December 19, 2008 at 2:48 pm

You’re right B'way, it certainly looks like they cleaned the graffiti from the building. Looks like they took the scaffolding down too.

PeterKoch on December 19, 2008 at 11:27 am

The last thing I want to do here is be another Warren, in terms of non-management personnel policing this site, and I have certainly done my share of off-topic posting on this site, but may I suggest that the above discussion of Boston theatres be moved to the pages (if any) on this site devoted to them. If there aren’t any, perhaps you gentlemen, with MPol taking the lead, could start some.

MPol on December 19, 2008 at 11:11 am

Hi again, Panzer65. You’re welcome. Thanks for the compliments. Boston does have some nice movie theatres. The AMC Theatre in Harvard Square used to be a single-screened revival movie house, where they played a lot of double-feature revivals, and, every six months, there’d be a big update in the Boston Phoenix, telling which movies would be playing there on which date(s). Among the movies I saw at the Harvard Square Theatre before it was bought out by Lowes and then by AMC were In the Name of the Father, Around the World in 80 Days, my alltime favorite film, West Side Story, and a number of others. It was a cool theatre…often crowded, but, hey….I miss those days.
However, I’m more than grateful that the Brattle and the Coolidge are still around.

Panzer65 on December 19, 2008 at 10:53 am

Boston does indeed seem like a great place to catch a movie,thanks for the excellent descriptions of the theaters there MPol.