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only for the summer of `1945 then i had to go back to highj school BKLYN TECH
saw trader horn at the willoughby they had barrels of pickles and herring at the rear of theatre whew!! what DUMP
i went to the wyckoff many times and can only describe it as a poor man’s glenwood only half the size and kinda crummy….if we didnt like what movies were shown there we would proceed further to the wagner……i did see" destination tokyo" at the wagner around 1948 we kids would start collecting “programs” from the theatres for coming attractions we WALKED a lot.. we would travel on some nice day from the acme to the belvedere and then in this order…glenwood, skip ridgewood and madison(go in the lobby for air conditioning) then parthenon wyckoff ..wagner ..side trip going from the irving theatre which showed a lot of pro nazi movies then to the rivoli to knickerbocker ave to the willoughby and the starr or if we still had the stamina the famous EAGLE !!!! AND FINALLY THE MONROE WE STOPPED ALONG THE WAY FOR PENNY CAndy and lemon ices amen
HI PETER AT THE EAGLE I REMEMBER YOU CANT TAKE IT WITH YOU
..HI PETE I SAW YOU CANT TAKE IT WITH YOU AT THE EAGLE .
AND THE LOST JUNGLE SERIALS WITH CLYDE BEATTY AND A FILM CALLED LITTLE PAL WITH MICKEY ROONEY(MONOGRAM) AND ABOUT A HUNDRED COWBOY MOVIES W / KEN MAYNARD, TEX RITTER, TIM MC COY..ETC ETC…………at the MONROE I REMEMBER A TRIPLE OF THE GHOUL and" FLASH GORDON CONQUERS THE UNIVERSE “ and FRANKENSTEIN … MUST HAVE BEEN IN OCTOBER NEAR HALLOWEEN…AS I REMEMBER THE MONROE AND EAGLE CHANGED THEIR BILL TWO OR THREE TIMES A WEEK….. ONE DAY IN 1942 I SAW A DOUBLE WITH MY MOTHER AT THE BUSHWICK!!!…..BAMBI AND BERLIN CORRESPONDENT WITH DANA ANDREWS BIG SPLURGE!!
hello BWAY and LOST MEMORY!!! the reason i remember the ridgewood was that walter my brother was an usher/ticket taker and of course i got in free…as a kid of ten in 1938 i did not know of the existence of a balcony and often wondered where thos inside stairs led to a …double feature i do remeber was in 1940 THE GREATDICTATOR and a Blondie film [probably a quarter for kids admission about that time good memories of a fine old theatre,,,,,,walter told me of a trick people used to get in free….walking backwards as the crowd exited the theatre…or sneakingup the side stairway when the ticket taker was not looking ..i have fond memories of this wonderful old theatre
my email is wmetzelaar @aol.com
hello PKoch…no joe wAS MY ELDER BROTHWER joe metzelaar he passed away last year at 83 ,,,,,,,,,,i am the last leaf of the bunch …age 78 widowed ridgewood boy from 1928 to 1959 the only other outdoor movie i remember id the GROVE on Wilson Avenue and the night we went theit they told my mother it was too"cold" so they showed the film “So ends our night ” indoors…..it was abot 75 degrees in june!!did not go theere except tht one time…nice to hear from you after a long absence i have posted recently on Parthenon Belvedere, Monroe, LUXOR(eagle) parthenon oasis majestic and NYC lyric
i worked as an usher at the lyric 1945 20 bucks for 6 days work …i saw king kong and gunga din there about 50 times and still remember the dialogue…..as an usher i could go into any theatre on the block in my cheesy “uniform” at that time i think wm. brandt owned all the theatres…victory, lyric, times square, apollo,,selwyn, harris , liberty, empire and anco only the new amsterdam was the exception i remeber GRANTS across 42 stret where you could get good coffee to go and hot dogs sewrved at street level counter ……………memories
The Belvedere was my motrhers favorite during the 1930s they always showed “family fare” an it was only 25 cents for adults and 10 cents for kids,,,,i remeber the “RACES” they showed on screen …each kid got a number on entering and the film showed slapstick races of all kinds ..i remember one where the guy was in a barrel and another in a bathtub on a water race///the winning number was 13 and I HAD IT !!! i was a winnerof a mickey mouse wristwatch……..those were the days as ARCHIE Bunker used to say!!! does anybody know what those “races” we named or what studio offered them perhaps they are available on DVDs ..i would love to see some of them again…….memories
The eagle was formerly the luxor but that was before my time as a kid of ten in 1938 the eagle (or monroe) was paradise for a dime…cant understand how the management could make a profit at tyen cents evenn in those days…a good projectionist would command a 80 dollar weekly
salary those were the days and those 2 theatres made me a movie freak!
ah the Monroe….what a bargainn for ten cents 3 features and plenty shorts etc etc ,,,,,we kids walked from forest avenue in ridgewood all the way to bushwick to go to the EAGLE on central av or the monroe depending on what was playing..we walked to save a nickel on the myrtle avenue el….always a wetern ands a n adventure action pic and a comedy feature pluslaurel and hardy and maybe a serial of the PHANTOM CREEPS or dick tracy or flash gordon-buck rogers for a thin dime one tenth of a dollar like the coney island barkers liked to say……………memories
as for the grandview" THE DUMPS" it had very hard wooden sewats and was good for a double feature ansd shortf for one dimew my elder brother joe would let me tag along uo forest avenue ridgewood and get there before the price changed to 15 cents he had long legs and i was alittle tyke age 7 bu ti huuried alonfg as best i could///…..the grandvie, majestic and belvedere were at that time owned by the same man ….the facade and marqees all l;ooked the same ….best part of the grandview was in summer when they started the outdoor theatre ..a little man had a booth near the fence aand sold delicious italian lemon ices …i can still remeber those hard woodewn benches that we sat on swatting mosquitos and praying for NO RAIN!!
i remember the canarsie shuttle from rockaway blvd bmt station to the pier in the early 1940s …seems that the area then was mostle italian american ..i remember the fig trees and some families had goats!sorry i did not go to the canarsie theatre …we had too many picture “palaces” in ridgewood where i lived from 1928 to 1959 my favorite was the eagle on central avenue …three features plus .we spent abt 5 hours in that plae ..in time to return home for supper
as an old ridgewood boy i remeber the parthenon verywell…we were too poor to pay the madison prices…waited for the parthenon showings..my mother told me she saw the silent film METROPOLIS there in 1925??? as a kid in 1938 i saw strike me pink with ed cantor and the real glory with gary cooper (both reissues from sam goldwyn) i believe charge then was fifteen cents …but mostly we went to the eagle on cewntral avenue bushwick for THREE features !! .
i remeber it as the loews broadway because they showed paramount films…i saw star spangled rhythm with bing crosy in 1942 there and rode home on trhe old wooden elevated myrtle av line back to ridgewood
the four photos are fine, however does anyone have a photo of the interior including the “golden goddess staues flanking the stage”
any chance that perhaps someone has a photo of the interior…must have been beautiful
the ACME theatre should be listed in GLENDALE..Queens
in 1945 i saw destination tokyo with cary grant at the wagner …. it was a look alike to the wyckoff as far as inside appearances go as well as a look alike to the willougby and empire …all about 450 seats and smelling of pine disinfectant….admission then about 15 cents…..
robert R i sent you an email wondering why no listing of Broadway theatre in Brooklyn on myrtle avenue best wisshes bill metz
thank you very much i was able to access the corbin site metz
AH the grandview open air movies !! in the summer swatting mosquitos and enjoying a lemon ice for 5 cents at the little refreshment stand…the only film i rember outdoors was THE SULLIVANS in 1944…there was not a dry eye in the audience at the end!!!!
lost memory ….any luck in finding the original records for the original theatre?? and the date it was constructed ??
to cinema treasures i think you should definitely list the oasis in Ridgewood rather than Glendale …i lived afew blocks away 1940 thru 1960 and ridgewood extended all the way to metropolitan aven…and glendale was at least half mile away thank you
iwas too poor to have a camera in those days sure wish i had a photo of my favorite theatre or else even a weekly"program"….we used to go all over town collecting them@!!!