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Lisanne commented about Lakeland Theatre on Sep 8, 2009 at 8:10 pm

The Lakeland got its name from Lakeland Place, which was the original name of Brighton 2nd Street.

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Lisanne commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Aug 4, 2008 at 4:04 pm

Anyone who lives in the Ridgewood area should find out what the local civic associations are doing to help, and perhaps give them a nudge if they need it. Maybe contacting people like Christina Wilkerson and Tony Avella might be a good idea. I noticed that both have signed the petition.

The number of people signing the petition is still less than 100.

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Lisanne commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Aug 2, 2008 at 8:24 pm

I just signed the petition, and am horrified to see that there were only 56 other signatories. Please, members of this site are probably the most likely to sign such a document. Especially so those of you who are particularly interested in the past of this theater. Let’s do what we can to give this theater a future as well.

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Lisanne commented about Sheepshead Theatre on Jul 2, 2008 at 9:44 pm

My guess is that it opened sometime in late 1930. In April of ‘31 the theater would still be considered new, but would have been around long enough so that a claim could be made about it’s positive effect on neighboring businesses. Also, consider that this is real estate news. The surge in population in Sheepshead Bay started in 22’ and probably peaked by 26'. Much of the building after that date was commercial. Streets filled with homes built in the 1890s became shopping avenues.

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Lisanne commented about Sheepshead Theatre on Jul 1, 2008 at 7:19 pm

Yep, that’s what it looked like even in the sixties.

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Lisanne commented about Sheepshead Theatre on May 9, 2008 at 12:30 pm

According to Brian Merlis, et al, in “Brooklyn’s Gold Coast: the Sheepshead Bay Communities” the theater was known as the Shelton, was built in 1920, and possibly known at some period during the 20s as the Sommer.

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Lisanne commented about Sheldon Theater on May 9, 2008 at 12:29 pm

According to Brian Merlis, et al, in “Brooklyn’s Gold Coast: the Sheepshead Bay Communities” the theater was known as the Shelton, was built in 1920, and possibly known at some period during the 20s as the Sommer.

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Lisanne commented about Sheepshead Theatre on May 9, 2008 at 8:49 am

The Sommer Theater sounds very familiar, but I am unable to find any information on it. I shall check my local history resources to see if anything shows up.

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Lisanne commented about Claridge Theater on Apr 7, 2008 at 10:09 am

This is what replaced the building that housed the Claridge

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Lisanne commented about Elm Theater on Feb 12, 2008 at 10:02 am

I took two photos of the Elm last May.

The Lobby entrance, which doesn’t look all that different than it did when last used as a theater.

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And the marque

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Lisanne commented about Shore Theatre on Feb 12, 2008 at 9:22 am

A recent (July 2007) picture of the Shore.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001/705610946/

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Lisanne commented about Sheepshead Theatre on Feb 12, 2008 at 9:07 am

The building as it looks today.

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Lisanne commented about Cinema Kings Highway on Feb 12, 2008 at 8:43 am

Thank you, Lost Memory. I should have posted the link myself. I’m so disorganized.