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when the theater closed in 1998, “Rosebud” was lettered on the Marquise, it remained there for many years. The theater is now re opened, newly remodeled, and serving food, with the movies. I have not been there since it re opened.
The Prospect was my second choice for a theater in Flushing in the sixties, following the RKO Keiths which was a short walk away. The bus hub was closer to the Prospect. I seem to recall stars and clouds, on the ceiling that seemed to move, but it was a smaller theater, and usually the better films played at the RKO. The last movie I recall seeing there was, “No time for Sergeants” with Andy Griffith, I had seen many others there, but I just don’t recall. I left NY in 1969.
This was my theater of the sixties, I can not count how many great movies I had seen there. It was a beautiful place. there is a depressing video tour of the place, found on You Tube. A ghost of its former self, the video is like revisiting the Titanic.
The Lowes Paradise was a magnificent theater, I have vivid memories of how beautiful the colored neon lights reflected on the Grand concourse on rainy days. Among the films I saw there were, “Papa’s Delicate Condition” with Jackie Gleason in 1963, and once when my parents were shopping they dropped me off on my own, to see the double feature, “The Fly” and “Space Master X-7” (1958)I was ten the time, Wow! I watched from the second balcony.
I lived nearby on Topping Avenue. My Grandmother and mother would often walk by the De Luxe on their way to go shopping at Bathgate. I remember my Mom took me to see the movie, “Them” in 1954, I was six years old. The last movie I saw there, was the double feature, “The Miracle Worker” and “The Birdman of Alcatraz” 1962.