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dashley commented about Island Theatre on Dec 31, 2012 at 9:09 am

I lived on 203rd St. between 109th and 104th avenues from 1938 (birth) to 1958.I remember the"Itch" fondly. Saturday matinees with a serial (like Batman)and the matron, dressed in white, who patrolled the isles, flashlight in hand keeping us kids quiet, not an easy job.I saw my first movie ever there!The original box office was inside in the lobby and then was moved outside at the entrance.A commentator also mentioned the Bellaire. I believe that later became a bowling alley.