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Heartfelt thanks for the pix. I’m 83 and I remember our (Mom and me) going to the Saturday matinees. We’d first go to the dime store (Kresge’s?) across the street and buy a bunch of candy then to the theatre. I also recall one of the serials: Nyoka, Queen of the Jungle.
I believe there was a dance studio right next door, second floor, where I took tap lessons for a few years.
Does anyone recall the Avon Theatre, a block away from the Prospect?
FYI, I attended PS 39 for a couple of my elementary school years. (My family left Brooklyn December 1943 for Cooperstown NY) Recently (6/2011) my daughters and me visited the school. Fortunately there was some kind of fundraiser going and and we were graciously shown through the school. P.S. 39 aka Henry Bristow is a Landmark school!
Forgive my rambling.
Yes, Tinseltoes, it was a Sunday. I’m curious as to what movie was playing. Do you have a resource for that sort of info?
Are you still in Breooklyn?
Just left the Avon Theatre site and now another memory jogger. My mother and I often went to the Saturday matinees at the Prospect Theatre, circa 1941-1945. Besides a movie, the clliff-hanger serials (remember Nyoka, Queen of the Jungle"?) and vaudeville shows. The all-midget show totally fascinated me. My Mom and I would buy a bag of candy from the candy counter at the 5 and Dime located diagonally across the street from the theatre. My memory is foggy but I believe there was a dance studio called “Rhetta’s” whose entrance was next to the theatre. I took tap dance lessons there.
Thanks to the creators of these fabulous websites.
Wow! I was about 10, it was December 7, 1941, the film (don’t what one) was interrupted and the manager (?) of the theatre announced the bombing of Pearl Harbor. It scared the heck out of me and I ran all the way home to my family. We were living in a brownstone near 5th Avenue and 5th Street. Anyone out there who was around in those days? I went to PS 39, at 417 6th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. BTW PS 39 is now known as “The Henry Bristow Landmark School.” My daughters and I visited the school in May 2009. As a landmark school its exterior is just like it was when I attended. See http://www.ps39.org/ Any PS 39 alums out there?