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IMBlessed commented about Avon 9th Street Theatre on Apr 3, 2011 at 3:50 pm

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?

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IMBlessed commented about RKO Prospect Theatre on Apr 2, 2011 at 5:14 pm

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.

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IMBlessed commented about Avon 9th Street Theatre on Apr 2, 2011 at 4:42 pm

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?