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Is this the Joy/Novelty in 1939 ?
On this web page is a good photo of the Beverly taken in June of 1950 View link
The trolley cars have been taken off Grand River River Avenue and the neighborhood has slowly begun it’s period of decline.
Photo of Marine Theatre in 1930, listed for sale on ebay:
Link to photo for sale on ebay taken March 3, 1928
Try Loew’s “Vodeville”.
John, if you run an ebay search for “ Brooklyn Trolleys” you will get a return for about six pages of photos for sale. In addition to the main group which you link above, you will find more Greenpoint photos mixed in among other trolley photos on those 6 pages.
Hello John Dereszewski ..
There are a number of photos for sale, taken on March 11, 1928 along Manhattan Avenue, showing at least three theatres, posted on Ebay as of this date that may be of interest to you and other CT members. This link to page:
Link to photo being sold on Ebay of Garden in 1928.
I recall going past the Gold on a Flushing Avenue Trolley Bus around 1950-51. That is a great photo shown above but it does not look much like the theatre I saw. That vertical was not there and as I recall there was a Candy Store or Luncheonette store front built into the corner of the building. There was a marquee that looked like it was from the 30’s that i think wrapped around the corner of the building on both Sand and Gold. Perhaps Kilt can comment on this
Excellent Large format Photo from 1938 of Lincoln Theatre and street scene on W.135th Street, Manhattan by clicking on above link.
The Venice Plaza marquee 1956 with trolley masking lower part.
Link to print of 1922 Lobby Display in Republic Theatre
Above link to Google Book resource relating to B.F. Keith’s and Monroe Theatre.
Link to Madison Monroe Theatre bill:
Photos of Loew’S Bijou circa 1920:
They show North Main Street scene and vertical. Excellent large format images of time and place.
Great article John. Thank you for the link.
Interior of Temple Theatre is shown in this 1905 large format photo:
If someone has the means to post a photo to Flickr or some other web photo album, and will provide a link to share with this page, I can send them a photo from Saturday, August 11, 1923 of this theatre.
The feature on the marquee is “Rustle of Silk”.
This great photo was taken May 7, 1955 and appears on a Yahoo Group Site. You must join the group to view photos. The photo was taken when trolleys were still running on Market Street by a traction buff and is in full color, large format. The theatre facade is shown in detail and is worth the effort to someone interested in this house.
I wouldn’t invest a plugged nickel in this project. If the breweries come back to Bushwick and Ridgewood (there is still a good demand for beer there) and the Flushing Ridgewood Line trolley cars start rolling again, I may re-consider.
These things all belong to the past and are not viable today. To be critical of someone like Paul Kerzner for making a statement reflecting reality suggests a lack of understanding of the financial situation as it exists. I could be wrong and if others are convinced that this project will be a winner, they are free to invest all or any portion of their savings to support the goal.
The Ridgewood Theatre restoration had no sound economic basis as a commercial proposition. The current economic meltdown is accelerating as the Federal Reserve and Treasury resort to QE, or monetizing of public debt. This precludes any sort of government subsidy for programs such as this that lack wide community support.
The folks that post to this site have a nostalgic interest in seeing the restoration, but few if any live in the area today and would rarely utilize the theatre if it was restored, and, I am guessing that, few would invest their life savings in a venture to bring it about.
The Brook had an unusual feature not shown in most photos of the marquee. The right side attraction board extended down past the front of the building and into the alley.
Granada Theatre on Church Avenue after great Blizzard of 1947 as Sand Car 9813 from Canarsie Depot works it’s way toward 39th Street Ferry Loop. Photo, thanks to Ed Doyle:
November 28, 1947 photo by Ed Doyle with Metropolitan Avenue Car on Jamaica Avenue running to 168th Street.