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jerryon103St commented about Parkwest Theatre on Dec 3, 2011 at 4:14 am

Just east of Broadway on W. 99St between Amsterdam and Columbus where I grew up in the 1940s was the THE PARK WEST Theater, not mentioned on this website. My cousin Richard recalls that YOU GOT A GLASS OR DISH IF YOU WENT THERE and he ALSO BOUGHT DAY OLD PASTRIES ON COLUMBUS AVE BEFORE THE MOVIE [DAY OLD WERE MORE LIKE AWEEK OLD] THE FLOOR WAS STICKY AND IT SMELLED FROM URINE THE PEOPLE JUST WENT ON THE FLOOR.

My younger brother recalls that he remembered going there with either a slingshot or pea shooter and shoot at the characters on the screen. This was the days before TV.

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jerryon103St commented about New Metro Twin on Dec 3, 2011 at 4:05 am

Just east of from Broadway on W. 99St between Amsterdam and Columbus where I grew up in the 1940s was the THE PARK WEST Theater, not mentioned on this website. My cousin Richard recalls that YOU GOT A GLASS OR DISH IF YOU WENT THERE and he ALSO BOUGHT DAY OLD PASTRIES ON COLUMBUS AVE BEFORE THE MOVIE [DAY OLD WERE MORE LIKE AWEEK OLD] THE FLOOR WAS STICKY AND IT SMELLED FROM URINE THE PEOPLE JUST WENT ON THE FLOOR.

My younger brother recalls that he remembered going there with either a slingshot or pea shooter and shoot at the characters on the screen. This was the days before TV.

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jerryon103St commented about Columbia Cinema on Dec 1, 2011 at 6:59 pm

I remember to going to see The Song of Bernadette (film)at this theater in the 1940s. The theater was just down from the Horn & Hardart Automat where my Mom worked.

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jerryon103St commented about Arden Theatre on Dec 1, 2011 at 6:35 pm

I grew up on West 103rd Street in the 1940s and early 1950s before the city tore down all the buildings and put a project. I remember going to the Arden and seeing scary Frankenstein movies there as well as the Bowery Boys movies there. It use to cost 25 cents to go there. There was a candy/news shop on the corner, Hymies where we got penny candies and got Coca Cola. My brother and I and the other kids use to play American and Chinese handball on the side of the theater as well as curb ball in the Street. West 103rd St stood out because: 1. Humphrey Bogart grew up there but down towards fancy Riverside Drive. 2. The Puerto Ricans who tried to assinate President Truman lived in a large boarding house on 103rd and Amsterdam. 3.Andy Warhole lived for a while on 103rd St between Columbus and Manhattan Ave. 4. Opposite the Arden was an Irish Bar where some disturbed Korean Vet exploded a hand grenade in 1951. I remember the 103rd St block party that took place to celebrate the End of WWII in Europe when Hitlers effigy was burned. Those were the days.