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I don’t blame you I would never like to go there again. I want to remember the old place the way it was. Anniegirl
posted by louieb on Apr 25, 2006
have you seen the site Warren. There is a Shell gas station there now. Anniegirl. posted by louieb Apr 23 2006
dear lovetheoldtheaters, where is stockton street? is it in Ridgewood? and the Rogers theatre on broadway where on Broadway? I remember the Gates Moviehouse but never went there. I also remember the Alba Theater on Flushing Ave across from the White Tower resturant. I went to White Tower with my dad and watched the short order cook those tiny hamburgers with little chopped onions and pickle, not to be confused by White Castle (UH) horrible burgers. The Alba went Spanish Language theater when I was a Kid so I could not go there. Anniegirl louieb’s wife. posted by louieb on Apr 22, 2006
dear Lost Memory, that’s right I used to go to the Jewish Deli on Roebeling between Division Ave and South 9th Street.My dentist Dr. Levine was on Roebeling and South 9th Street. I also went to Don’s Beauty Parlor right across the street from the 90th Police station house on Clymer Street. Don’s became Bella’s Beauty Salon in 1963 after don sold the place. By that time the Wilson was all closed and forgotten about except a few of us who only saw the old building which was not a movie any longer. Anniegirl.
posted by louieb on Apr 21, 2006
Lost Memory this is Anniegirl wife of louieb who grew up in Williamsburg Brooklyn 1945-1970. OK the wilson was already closed with billboards up and upon looking at the site is is now closed and i guess the building is used for something else now. Anniegirl wife of louieb. posted by louieb Apr 21 2006
This was the best moviehouse in the neighborhood. I went here as a kid in the 50’s. I seen many first run movies there. At some point it started running Spanish language movies for the spanish community. But there was a hotel and a ice cream soda fountain next to the hotel. The J and M lines ran overhead. Anniegirl louieb’s wife
posted by louieb Apr 21 2006
Bway. Did you go on the website i mentioned to you above is that the location of the Payton’s Lee Avenue theatre? I thought the name was the Wilson? or is it Payton’s Lee Ave theatre? I don’t know. Anniegirl louieb’s wife. posted by louieb on Apr 21 2006
Ok warren I will be looking foward to a reply. Anniegirl. posted by louieb in Apr. 20 2006
Bway see the thread of Asbag dated Apr 10th. I went on that website and it is the same building that I am referring to and looking at the building to your right is the carriage store that my parents bought my bicycle. I lived on Penn Street and Bedford Ave a short trip 1 block to Lee Ave and left walk up to Roebeling Street. So that has to be the remains of the old Roebeling/ Wilson theater. Anniegirl.
posted by louieb on Apr 20th, 2006
trolley and BMT lines are different right. Trolley’s are Electric Buses. The only BMT line is the J and M trains that run along Broadway. The Wilson theater was on Roebling and Lee Avenue’s. When I was growing up in Williamsburgh in the 50’s , the movie was already closed and billboards were up all over the movie wall. Hymies Carriage and Bicycle store was next to the movie house. and the Public School playground is across the street. Anniegirl louieb’s wife. posted by louieb Apr 20th 2006
I really do not know. I only know that I and my friends used to call ot the R&F. We used to go to the Commodore and R&F on Saturday’s in the 50’s. Besides the Williamsburgh Theater, which was a horrible
movie theater clean wise, we went to the Republic. Annegirl. posted by louieb on Apr 20th 2006
Warren I got it maybe it means Randforce R&F???????????? Anniegirl.
Posted by louieb on Apr 19, 2006
Dear Warren, I truly do not know when we were kids we used to call it the R&F. I haven’t a clue what it stands for. If there is anyone my age out there who can answer Warren, Please do. Anniegirl.
posted by louieb on Apr 19, 2006
Dear Warren, I went to the Republic therater on Keap Street and Grand Street when I was a kid in the 1950’s growing up in Williamsburgh Brooklyn. There was a Republic Bagel Place across the street from the movie. After the movie on a Saturday afternoon we would buy bagels to bring home. They boiled them right in fromt of you. It was great going to the R&F as we called it. We saw many first run movies there. Let me know where I can get a picture of the old place outside marquee. There is a Shell Gas Station there now, where the movie stood. Loved going to the movie there. Anniegirl louieb’s wife.
posted by louieb on Apr 19th 2006
I remember going shopping on Graham Ave with my mom, Aunt and Uncle and there was a Jewish Deli on the East Side of Graham Ave where we had lunch and a Busch’s Jewelry Store across the street. The Graham Theater had it’s Name in Green Lights right? That’s what I remember about the Graham Theater. I never went to the Theater but oh I remember it clearly by the Green Light marquee sign. OH Memories of Graham Ave. anniegirl louieb’s wife
posted by louieb on Apr 13, 2006
I remember going to the Theater before it was abandonded. I hung out in Greenpoint in the 60’s but I also went to the Meserole Theater down the block. I remember a clothing shop next to the RKO Greenpoint Theater and a Loft’s candy shop on the corner of Manhattan ave and Noble Street. My polish girlfriend Paulette lived on Noble Street. Anniegirl wife of louie'b.
posted by louieb on Apr 13 2006
I went to the State Theater with my parents after having Pizza at Friel’s Resturant located on Myrtle Ave and Skillman Street. Sometimes we would go to Minnie’s resturant across the street. I remember the Red Oriental Rug that went from the restrooms down to the beautiful staircase to the first floor. then after the movie before boarding the Loimer Street bus # 48 back to Williamsburgh, my dad would stop at the record store and buy me a 45 rpm record of either Elvis or Chuck Berry. But that moviehouse was beautiful. Anniegirl louieb’s wife from Williamsburgh.
posted by louieb on Apr 13 2006
Hey Joe I remember the Ice Man on a horse Drawn cart. I lived on PENN STREET BETWEEN BEDFORD AND WYTHE AVE. I ALSO REMEMBER THE KNIFE SHRPING MAN WHO CAME AROUND AND SHARPNED KNIVES AND SCISSORS FOR MY MOM. GOOD HUMOR WAS OK BUT BUNGALOW BAR WAS THE BEST. MY FAVORITE ICES WERE CHERRY AND PINEAPPLE YUMMY ANNIEGIRL.
POSTED BY louieb on Apr 10 2006
What was that building that was on Broadway and Bedford Ave where the crosstown bus turned left off of Broadway and made it’s stop at the corner. Was that a Insurance Company. right before the underpass of the Williamsburgh Bridge going towards Greenpoint. The building had dark blinds. As a Kid it was scary. There was a luncheonette/diner type place directly across the street. Anniegirl.
posted by louieb on Apr 10, 2006
that is great Joe B do you remember the bungalow bar man Anniegirl louieb wife from Williamsburgh Brooklyn.
posted by louieb on Apr 10 2006
astyanax. I remember Flaum’s me and my girlfriend Sara Gruher used to go and get Whitefish for her Mom and We always got pickles. Delish. Yes it is still there can u imagine. But the strong smell of fish used to make me sick. Anniegirl
posted by louieb on Apr 9, 2006
does anyone have a outside picture of the front of the Wilson Theater. Let me know and how to get it if you do have a pic. And I found out that the Baby Carriage store next to the theater was called HYMIE’S Carriage and Bicycle Store. Hi ASBAG I guess you are not losing your mind. For all th know I went on Live.local.com and I took a pic of the I guess Wilson Theater. on Lee Ave and Roebeling St, I hope is was called the Roebeling and Wilson. Please go on the site and plug in the address and see if it is the same building we are all talking about? anniegirl.
posted by louieb on Apr 7th 2006
Dear Warren, hit me back Anniegirl.
posted by louieb on Apr 9, 2006
yes warren I remember the dixie cups. and do you remember bungalow bar ice cream cups with the label showing the people walking to the bungalow bar truck to buy ice cream. The label was a light blue with the people drawn in like cartoon. and Warren the R&F was only a slang term used to us Williamsburghites to Short term the Republic Theater. It had nothing to do with the Theater itself. Anniegirl.
posted by louieb on Apr 9 2006
Dear cypress, It is the R&F.or as it was known to non-williamsburghites as the Republic and yes there is a gas station there now. When the R&F closed it became a Shell Station. I went to that movie all the time besides the Commodore. I lived in Williamsburgh all of my childhood life.Anniegirl louieb’s wife.
posted by louieb on Apr 7, 2006