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I added a couple of photos of the demolition.
Just passed the theater. It is in the process of being demolished along with the stores to the c/o 183 st. Looks like they will be tearing down the auditorium also.
Passed it yesterday. The marquee has been removed.
The Paradise Lanes website says it’s been part of the community for 46 years. I remember going bowling there about 40 years ago. It was called Harness Lanes and the sign was posted on the old movie theater marquee.
I passed the site yesterday. The theater has been razed.
The newspaper article reports that a Wild By Nature supermarket will be built on the vacant lot site and the Walgreens will be built on the theater location.
The local newspaper reports that Walgreens will be built on the site.
Under the Gas Heats Best sign embossed on the front of the building it says GARDEN THEATER. Around 1985 the building was being used as storage for an electronics company when it was gutted by a fire.
I believe the building still stands and is used as a church. It’s been a few years since I’ve been in the area.