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Ken, The name of that theatre was The Meriden, and also known as The Square Theatre due to its location at Astoria Square (21st St., Astoria Blvd., and Newtown Ave.) The theatre was actually on Newtown Ave. near Chappy’s. In the 40’s and 50’s, we all called it the itch along with other derogatory names, yet we went there almost every Saturday other then the summer. Two features, newsreels, a serial, and at least twenty cartoons. I can remember the price being 17 cents. My older sister and brother remember when it cost 12 cents. My Dad referred to it as the Rock Seat. It was very popular in those days.