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Dodiad commented about Tuxedo Theater on Nov 25, 2016 at 5:16 pm

Grew up in Brighton Beach (Banner Avenue and Brighton 7th Street) in the 1950s. The Tuxedo was one of our regular neighborhood theaters, along with the Oceana on Brighton Beach Avenue between Brighton 11th and 12th Streets. Many Saturday morning kiddie shows with cartoons, Westerns, serials (Flash Gordon, etc.). They would give out promo strips in school listing the films to be shown that Saturday. The strips came in multiple colors; when you showed up on Saturday morning, if your strip matched the color of the one posted in the box office, you got in free.

Dodiad commented about Master Theater on Nov 25, 2016 at 5:07 pm

I grew up on Banner Avenue and Brighton 7th Street in the 1950s. The Oceana was our regular neighborhood tgeater (along with the Tuxedo on Ocean Parkway off Brighton Beach Avenue). I remember going to the Oceana in about 1955 (I would have been 9 years old) to see a live stage show with tge Merry Mailman, Ray Heatherton (actress Joey Heatherton’s father). Many good times at the Oceana.