Comments from frankie

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frankie commented about Coliseum Theatre on Jun 30, 2005 at 9:31 am

I went to grade school at St. John the Evangelist on 21st Street (now condos !!!) and the nuns would drag us to the Coliseum to see “The Miracle of Fatima.” Then I came full circle and saw “Child’s Play” there. frankie from Brooklyn

frankie commented about Flatbush Pavilion to Become Swimming Pool on Jun 30, 2005 at 8:59 am

This theater was the old Plaza Theater that went from a single to a double, and was then bought by the owner of the Pavilion Park Slope. The auditorium was strangely skewed, but the place used to do pretty good business. Sad to lose another neighborhood theater, but it’s not exactly a lost treasure. frankie from Brooklyn

frankie commented about Beekman Theatre on Jun 27, 2005 at 10:33 am

Dear Davebazooka: Many thanks for the wonderful pictures ! I went there yesterday and took some inside shots along with the outside shots. I haven’t had them developed them yet, but yours may be even better. I have no way to post mine on the web, but I’d be more than happy to mail you copies of any that turn out, if you like. Even the movie was good ! Best, frankie from Brooklyn

frankie commented about Sutton Theater on Jun 27, 2005 at 9:34 am

I too didn’t know that the Sutton had closed. Thank God I went to see “Broadway: The Golden Age” when it played there recently. One of my happiest memories was rushing with friends to the Sutton to see “Ed Wood.” All the movie buffs were there, so we had to wait till the later show. All the true believers enjoyed it together. Then it opened wide and bombed ! What do they know ? Thank you, Martin Landau ! frankie from Brooklyn

frankie commented about The Last Days Of The Beekman Theater on Jun 27, 2005 at 9:04 am

Got this horrible news on Friday, so had to go to the Beekman’s last day. Took loads of shots,chatted with staff & patrons, saw (and enjoyed) “The Interpreter”, and walked to the subway thoroughly depressed. The Beekman was charming. There will never be another like it, even with the re-naming across the street. frankie from Brooklyn

frankie commented about Globe Theatre on Jun 24, 2005 at 8:08 am

It was at the Globe in the early 50’s that I first saw “Frankenstein” and “The Wizard of Oz."
Frankie, Brooklyn

frankie commented about RKO Prospect Theatre on Jun 24, 2005 at 6:14 am

We used to call the Avon “The Itch House” for obvious reasons. I believe I paid 45 cents to see “Samson & Delilah” 40 or so years ago. The Prospect was called the RKO Prospect, and in 1967, I was 24 and on leave from the army, when I took my 2 sisters, then 10 & 12, to see a double bill of “Gypsy” and “The Music Man.” I still live on 22nd Street, and miracle of miracles, my other neighborhood theater, the Sanders, reopened a few years ago as the Pavilion on 14th Street and Prospect Park West. Once a single, it is now a ten-plex. But at least I can walk to the movies once again. Frankie, Brooklyn NY

frankie commented about Walker Theater on Jun 23, 2005 at 10:48 am

In the 1980’s I was lucky enough to actually attend 2 live concerts at the Walker. Helen Reddy came and did a wonderful show and, believe it or not, there was actually a double bill of Kay Starr and Rosemary Clooney ! Right in Brooklyn ! Kay did one of the greatest show-stoppers I’ve ever seen: a medley of “For The Good Times” and “Help Me Make It Through The Night.” What Days ! Frankie