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PercyCleebow CODENAME: STRIKER commented about Leader Theatre on Oct 1, 2011 at 1:42 am

Me and my friends walked along Cony Island Ave from newkirk and ocean ave to Ditmas J.H.S in the area, the area was a divided line of many neighborhoods (tention) and has a great beagle shop in the area (COPS), I know in the bowling lanes were new when we dented them and there was a big video store in that lot in the late 1980’s. But the Kent was established as the Marquee theater so why go there, thats why they closed and remaind closed…

PercyCleebow CODENAME: STRIKER commented about Starlight Six Drive-In on Oct 1, 2011 at 1:19 am

While stationed at Ft McPherson in Atlanta, I continued my movie habit by visiting the Starlight, when I bought my car it was a different feeling, being in a car I didn’t really like, watching a movie I didn’t really want to see Thunderheart (1992). We both feel asleep and were awaken by light showers. Ahh to be young and in love….

PercyCleebow CODENAME: STRIKER commented about RKO Albee Theatre on Oct 1, 2011 at 12:43 am

This theater and me have a long but short history, Me and my Mom spent lots of Money we didn’t have here. I was so young I remember being carried into this theater as a child, seriously I was born in 1969 and remember seeing Return of the Dragon (1974) and had to be held up to see over the chair in front of me. (The photo was provided by the Brooklyn Public Library)“SORRY DIDN’T MEAN TO REMOVE THE PREVIOUS PHOTO” when I saw the posting I new I had to contribute that shot…

PercyCleebow CODENAME: STRIKER commented about Albemarle Theatre on Oct 1, 2011 at 12:23 am

As a child pre-teen living down the street I can attest to the family ownership the box office was very strict no one under 18 allowed without a parent. A very steril atmoshere in the lobby big glass windows with brass all over. I remember being seeing Conan on the Marque but was not old enough to get in. The owners played it smart by sticking to a certain genre of movies, but the age of action movies and martial arts was upon them an everyone flocked to the Kenmore down the street, with their pay per view antenne, and long lines for early shows and rampent ticket swapping in the bathrooms, the Albemare fell to its own high class successs and or failure.

PercyCleebow CODENAME: STRIKER commented about Kings Plaza 6 Theaters on Sep 30, 2011 at 11:52 pm

I lived in Brooklyn all my teenage life, theaters like this one was an escape from the neighbor-hood many theaters were in walking distance, but you wouldn’t take a girl there due to enemies in the area, and her friends might see her and label her a whore. The Kings plaza allowed you to shop and see a movie and have dinner in the area, all in walking distance and catch a cab or bus depending on the maturity of the date. While back in Brooklyn on vacation with my wife, I was giving her the grand tour, she is native Italian, I was brushed buy a female “thug” who wanted to stare me down, while expecting an “excuuussse me”, she wanted to confront me and engage in a starring contest, I chose to let it go but if it wasn’t for my training and military bearing she might have got a good ol brooklyn beat down. The area has changed and but popular culture has changed also these theaters have to find a way to attract movie goers, we can get young amped up teens watching violent movies with the variety of drugs out there, then let them loose on society and expect them to maintain property values and personal behavior.