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I wonder if anyone involved with the new project will even try to recreate the old theater lobby. What will they draw on for expertise. Or will it be a matter of “well this will work” and leave it at that. With all the money and commerce in downtown Flushing it would be, with a little effort, a bonus for everyone to restore some of the graciousness that Flushing was and that the RKO epitomized.
Please think obout it guys!
I worked that theatre for five years. I knew the manager, assistant manager, ushers,candy counter workers, projectionist, electrician etc…I watched people by the thousands come past the box office and wonder at the beauty inside. I am appauled at the lack of respect for old Flushing and this is an example of nailing the coffin shut. Shame on everyone involved in it’s destruction.