Comments from JTorriani

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JTorriani commented about Family Theatre on Mar 28, 2010 at 7:45 pm

G. David Schine a son of one of the Schine brothers was a major supporter of Sen. Joseph McCarty in the 1950’s. He was featured promently on television during the army-Mccarthy hearings. For our younger readers this was a mojor event in the 1950’s

JTorriani commented about Colony Theater on Mar 28, 2010 at 6:42 pm

My brother told me that many years ago when the building was a Myles shoe store he looked in to the rear of the store and the stage was still there. I assume the stage was removed when the building was converted to a drug store.

JTorriani commented about Metro Theatre on May 2, 2008 at 8:04 pm

A picure book called Bensonhusrt, Bath Beach, and New Utrecht communities on page 141 has a 1914 picture of a theatre on 20 ave & 64 st called Tobias & Jentzens photo Lyceum it appears to be fairly large I Don’t know if this the same Theatre.

JTorriani commented about Happy Hour Theatre on Apr 10, 2008 at 7:44 pm

I lived a few blocks from the happy hour begining in 1972 and I think the theatre had alredy been closed by then.

JTorriani commented about Walker Theater on Apr 10, 2008 at 7:03 am

Dee Ann I don’t know how to contact you but I attendend Shallow JHS from 1956-59 and had your father as a teacher. He was a wonderful man. One of the things I remember was that there was a student who was severly disturbed and your father was the only one who could control him.

JTorriani commented about Colony Theater on Apr 8, 2008 at 6:05 pm

I attended the colony as a very young child. I do not believe it was demolished. At present the site is a Rite Aid Drug Store. I believe the building the store is in is the Colony’s building