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lnessenzia commented about Flushing's RKO Keith's to Become Condos on Mar 18, 2005 at 9:37 pm

i agree with cashiergirl. i worked there too. this was a magnificant theatre.

lnessenzia commented about RKO Keith's Theatre on Mar 18, 2005 at 8:02 pm

I worked at the Keith’s as an usher and occasionally as an assistant manager from 1973-1977. I also worked The Albee, The Dyker, The Alden and The Fordham. They were magnificent theatres. But none matched the Keith’s. What pleasure and fun I had working there, operating the curtains and light switches at the Keith’s. Not to mention exploring the great rooms behind the stage and the basement. I remember having to bring the movie canisters to the projection booth way up there. I also remember the night they lost the Mohamed Ali feed and a riot broke out. We ushers scrambled where the stagehands hanged out and locked ourselves behind a steel door. When things settled the fountain was somewhat trashed and the managers door had dents in it. What a night that was.

All the employees there were fun to work with and the management was fun also.

To those of you who were there I hope all of you are all well

Best Regards and Cheers