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The Parthenon had such beautiful brickwork too, I can’t understand why they would have covered it over with that aluminum siding. Talk about making a pretty building into one of the ugliest things around….
The mailing address for this theater was in fact 1671 Pitkin Ave, but the theater building itself faced Chester. It’s all one lot, the theater building, and the store building on Pitkin Ave. The theater still exists, and is seen in the street view above.
Judging by the street view, it appears the building has burned. The Batting cage sign is still up, but if you go to the side, it appears to have burnt windows on the second floor, and boarded up.
This theater should not be listed as demolished, as the building still stands, converted to retail. The street view also accidentally shows the building next door to the right of it. The theater is not the large building that says “Fulton Stores”, instead, it’s the one that says Stacy Adams, as well as the store to it’s left, that says “Fulton Shopping Center”. You can see the curve of the original facsade above those signs. If you view the street view to the left of the building, details still exist, as seen in the photo Ed posted in April 2011, see this street view to the left.
I bet most people living in this apartment building have no idea why their building is called “Novelty Court”, clearly seen in this view
This theater is NOT demolished, and that should be removed. The theater building is still there, and is being used as a Bargain Store.
The theater appears to now be a church.
The theater is now a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness.
Does this theater building still exist? It’s supposed to be diagnally across from the Pavilion, but 2 Prospect Southwest shows it’s this large apartment building. Was the church mentioned above torn down and replaced with this apartment building?
Judging by the street view, and Ken’s older photos, the building is now vacant and for sale.
Jayar…the link posted on June 14, 2010 isn’t the old Broadway Theater, that’s a smaller two story building on the north side of the el on the other side of Broadway that is still there.
I don’t believe this theater should be listed as “demolished”, it doesn’t appear to have been demolished, but just gutted and turned into the school, within the shell of the former theater, similarly to who the RKO Bushwick was made into a school, the DeKalb Theater, and currently the Loews Pitkin. See here for a historic aerial showing the theater in 1980, and the building still exists, although with windows poked into it’s sides when you look at the current aerials.
Click Here for 1980 View
Click Here for Current View
Ken, will you be adding your wonderful collection of photos to the site?
If you move along the street view to Buffalo Ave, and around to the side of the huge theater building, you can see the remnants of the old entrance to the Associated Supermarket that was there for a while. Apparently, the building is just open to the elements, and you can even see vagrants inside the building going through the open area of what was the supermarket.
Click here for this depressing view
Does anyone know if any of the theater ornamentation survives in this theater as the drug store, or is it all covered over/removed?
Interesting old photo.
When looking at the old photo on the Canarsie site, comparing it to the street view, it appears theat the whole right side of the theater was pulled off when they expanded Flatlands AVe! You can see the middle is still there, and the left side, but the right is all gone! Interesting.
I have to agree with both of Ed’s suggestions. It would be GREAT to be able to have an option to view comments either as “new on top”, or “new on bottom”. I know a lot of people like the new comments on bottom, but I for one liked how the new site was originally set up, with the new comments on top, as opposed to the old site’s way of new comments on bottom. I for one found it easier to view the newest comments when they showed up on top. Of course, I guess that’s personal preference.
I have to agree with Chas. I usually HATE site upgrades, as they usually are inferior to the original. This is one of those rare cases where the upgrade actually lives up to the hype….it’s GREAT. The old site was nice, but it was outdated, and a lot of things were missing. The new site has addressed a lot of the “suggestions” people have asked for over the years, and made a good site, GREAT. And of course the photo section is a winner hands down.
As far as I know, the Night Shift Theater was a separately run theater above the Hollywood Twin.
I am a bit confused on theater page’s comments. Sometimes it seems to be newest message on top, and other times it seems to be newest message on bottom. I don’t think it was like that the other day, but it is getting a bit confusing, I dont know if it’s intentional or a glitch. For example, I was reading the RKO Keith’s page in Flushing, and it seems like the newest messages are on bottom, but it randomly picks some spot for an old message on top. The other day, I think the newest messages were on the top. Furthermore, when you click “View all messages”, it seems to reverse, newest messages on top.
It is a bit confusing. I think it would be a matter of getting used to for new messages on top, as the old site had them on bottom, but I can see why that would be done in the new format. I think it causes mass confusion when it’s not consistent though….sometimes on top, sometimes on bottom depending on if you are viewing all the messages or new messages. Just a thought.
Hahaha, the “Challenge of NYC” is actually a post office “problem” or phenomena, not a site problem. The post office lumps all of Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx into borough, and has Queens broken by town/zip code. For example, you will never see “Bushwick, NY 11223” on an envelope, you will always see “Brooklyn, NY 11223”. That, as opposed to nearby Ridgewood, which is in Queens will be the opposite, “Ridgewood, NY 11385” as opposed to “Queens, NY 11385”. Don’t know why the post office divides Queens up by town/zip code, but not the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx, but it’s the way it’s done. Similarly, you will never see “Greenwich Village, NY 10XXX”, it will be “New York, NY 100XX”…. Just the way the post office and mapping does it.
The photo section REALLY has breathed new life into the site! All the new photos really make you revisit theaters probably not looked at in years. It makes every theater come to life on an ongoing basis!
Let me just add, that the new search feature BLOWS away the old one. I LOVE the fact that when you are searching for a theater (often by it’s most known name, not necessarily it’s current name), the theater comes up anyway! That saves an extra step, and also makes it so much easier to find theaters! Great!
I do agree with someone’s suggestion above that the default amount of finds on a page be raised from 30, it does make it hard to browse when a very common theater name is searched. The only thing I liked about the old search vs the new one was the fact that you could click “view all”, as you could quickly scan the whole list, as opposed to page after page of results. Again, ESPECIALLY when it’s a common name.