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philsantella
philsantella commented about Embassy Theater on Sep 25, 2008 at 10:18 am

Yes you sent it correctly

I Just responded back to you. Chatroom would be a great idea.
In my reply i mentioned Tapeshare.com
They have a Guestroom open to anyone who wants to share thoughts and memories. Check it out.

philsantella
philsantella commented about Embassy Theater on Sep 24, 2008 at 8:27 am

Sorry GerriL

Forgot to add my e-mail address, which is

philsantella
philsantella commented about Embassy Theater on Sep 24, 2008 at 8:23 am

Hello again GerriL

Ray was Mr.Grace,s close friend, and also assistant Mgr. The pink poodle ,i believe was Mr.Grace,s dog.
Ray owned a Pink Caddilac Convertible, and also raised show dogs.
He would sometimes park in front of Embassy Theatre,with several wolfhounds,sitting in rear seat.Dont remember the old matron with the gray hair. Was probobly to busy making out,That would be the upstairs balcony lol What was your sisters name? Where did you guys live. I lived on Cleveland St. between Fulton and Atlantic.
My wife lived acroos from Embassy Theatre on corner of Richmond st.
You can also e-mail me if you like,enjoy talking about the old Neighborhood. Good times and Good memories.
Philly

philsantella
philsantella commented about Embassy Theater on Sep 24, 2008 at 6:45 am

Hi GerriL

Yes youre right, Cordes was on the corner of Fulton and Norwood.
Also the Embassy luncheonette aka Benny,s was right next door to the Emabassy Theatre. Before Bennys,it was owned by a fella named Kurtz.
Benny and Murray opened in the early 50,s
Good ole! Embassy theatre, thats where i first met my wife.
Do you remember Gay Ray assist Mgr to Mr.Grace. Boy he was a piece of work. lol That was our hangout during the 50,s, Way back when.
posted by philly santella aka Duke. Ciao for now

philsantella
philsantella commented about Embassy Theater on Apr 24, 2008 at 5:59 am

Youre right p.sindone, This does sound like CIA type of operation.
When did this room change ? Ive had many pleasent stories to share with others,like muzer, robbie, mopella,p.koch etc. Nice bunch of people. And yes Tapeshare is a great place to continue sharing story,s and photo,s of the old hood. Our crew hung at the Embassy Luncheonette for many yrs. And its great to share time and events way back when. Life is to short for any other BS. Anyone want to share any story,s contact me on Tapeshare.com or e-mail me at

Ciao for now Philly aka Duke

philsantella
philsantella commented about Kinema Theatre on Mar 11, 2008 at 6:01 am

Hi Robbie

Yes , not only do my wife and i remember Henny bill,and his wife Anna. But we were all together this past summer at my Bo-in law house. You may also know him Tommy McAdam from Fulton and Richmond sts. We also got together for the Blessed Sacrament Reunion this past October. And are planning to do the E.N.Y. Reunion this coming June. If you want to get in touch with them,let me know. You can reach me with messages on Tapeshare Message board or e-mail

Philly

philsantella
philsantella commented about Kinema Theatre on Oct 1, 2007 at 7:42 am

Hi SunnyLady

No to your question did i attend Berriman. Our family originally came from Glenmore Ave. between Elton St. and Linwood St.In the late 40,s we moved to Cleveland St. between Atlantic Ave.and Fulton St.
Our crowd hung at the Embassy Luncheonette, next door to the Embassy theatre. Attended St.Rita,s then on to F.K.Lane. Lasted there 5 mo. then moved on to E.N.Y.Vocational high. Stayed in Bklyn until married. Then moved to L.I. Been here ever since. Actually quite a few people i know are intewrested in going to the Reunion next year.
How bout you? Still local?

philsantella
philsantella commented about Kinema Theatre on Sep 24, 2007 at 11:11 am

HI Sunnylady, Are you referring to the Reunion that Paula Sorvello
is putting together in Oct. of 2008.? If so this will be quite a blast. Hear there are many people lining up to attend.

Anyone remember when the Kinema Theatre was picketed for the showing of “ The Outlaw” staring Jane Russell . The Nuns and Priests from St.Rita,s formed a picket line outside of the Theatre. This was back in the forties i believe. Us kids were scarred to go in.

philsantella
philsantella commented about Embassy Theater on Sep 21, 2007 at 7:50 am

Muzer

Thanks for the update on TZ Will do just what you suggested.

In answer to your questions. F.K.Lane by Dexter Ct. is the one.
However i was there only 5-6 months.Had big dissagreement with ,powers to be and was asked to leave LOL Believe the arch nemisis was one Harold Eisner principal at the time. So i transferred all my talents to E.N.Y.Vocational high which was located just south of Atlantic Ave and South Conduit bypass. also sandwiched in by Wells st. and Fountain Ave. On corner of Atlantic was the Hammer Beverage factory, and across the st.was the Bklyn water works bldgs. with the hugh smoke stack. Do you remember any of that??

philsantella
philsantella commented about Embassy Theater on Sep 20, 2007 at 7:08 am

Muzer

The yrs. 1954 thru 1972 I worked for a Co.on the corner of Fulton and Logan. My wife lived on corner of Fulton and Richmond. She went to Blessed Sacrament.
Those names do sound familiar. We also were from St.Rita,s parish.
I Grad from St.Rita,s and on to F.K.Lane and also E.N.Y.Vocat. high

philsantella
philsantella commented about Embassy Theater on Sep 20, 2007 at 5:02 am

PKoch

Tanks for the update on Twilight Zone, will surely keep an open eye for any repeats

philsantella
philsantella commented about Embassy Theater on Sep 20, 2007 at 4:59 am

HI Muzer

Was born on Glenmore Ave. between Elton St. and Linwood 1935 to 1946
Moved to Cleveland St. between Fulton and Atlantic 1946 -1962
Married in 56 Moved to L.I. 1962 and still here.
How about you?

philsantella
philsantella commented about Embassy Theater on Sep 19, 2007 at 10:46 am

PKoch, Muzer,
Twilight Zone had some great shows way back when. Dont recall the particular ones you mentioned. Too bad Im sure we would have enjoyed them.
Cheers to you Muzer! But you will have to go a little to catch up to my wife and i. We have 3 girls, 1 boy and 9 grandchildren :)

philsantella
philsantella commented about Embassy Theater on Sep 19, 2007 at 5:33 am

Hey Guys and all you gals too! I believe we are all grateful for all the wonderful e-mail sites. At 72 and feeling it at times,these sites bring us right back to the 50,s,60,s etc. And feeling like we are in our teens again. Boy oh boy remember, punch ball, stickball, ring-a-levio, Johnny on the pony, kick the can. What am i missing ??

philsantella
philsantella commented about Embassy Theater on Sep 14, 2007 at 8:04 am

PKoch and Muzer

You can see my Pictures ive sent in to tapeshare
Zone 2 Warwick St. Cleveland St.
Zone 3 Richmond St.
Zone 4 Blessed Sacrament (wifes,grad pic.)
Zone 6 Liberty Playground E.N.Y.Vocational (my grad pic.)

philsantella
philsantella commented about Embassy Theater on Sep 14, 2007 at 5:46 am

To Muzer & PKoch

Guys go to tapeshare.com Great site,if you havent been there already.
Check Zone 6 You will find Liberty Park listed. Hit on it and scroll down. Lotsa stories and pictures. Have fun

philsantella
philsantella commented about Embassy Theater on Sep 13, 2007 at 11:33 am

PKoch

Actually Liberty Park was in E.N.Y.between Elton St. and Linwood St.
Bounded by Atlantic Ave. on the north and Liberty Ave. on the south.

philsantella
philsantella commented about Embassy Theater on Sep 13, 2007 at 5:15 am

To Marian Vitale

Hi Marian,you mentioned in a earlier post 9-7 you had relatives from Linwood St. the DiMarco,s I hung with a group of guys from Liberty Park. One of which was Sonny DiMarco, He also had a sister named Rosie. Were they your cousins ?

philsantella
philsantella commented about Embassy Theater on Sep 13, 2007 at 5:04 am

To PKoch
Thanks for the welcome, Sounds like that full moon showing between the towers of Blessed Sacrament,would have made a great camera shot.
Guess i,ll have to back scroll to read the previous commrntsthat have been made&see if i can relate to any.
philly

philsantella
philsantella commented about Embassy Theater on Sep 12, 2007 at 9:11 am

YO ! Am new to this website, just came on board. Anyone out there from old east new york neighborhoods. Namely Fulton St. and Richmond.
How about the Embassy Theatre,and or the Embassy Luncheonette next door. Back in 50,s Known as Benny,s and before that Kurtz. My wife and i both hung there for several yrs. She lived on corner of Fulton and Richmond, me Fulton and Cleveland. She was a Blessed Sacrament grad. Me St.Rita,s then good ole F.K.Lane back in 1950. only there 5 months was asked to leave. Grad.from E.N.Y.Vocational High in 53
Remember many of the Ice Cream Parlors we visited back then.“Longs"
on Fulton and Crescent. Benny,s Fulton and Richmond, also Brach,s across the st. from Bennys. "Cordes ” Fulton and Norwood, “Nicks"
Fulton and Warwick. Great times, Great places Highland Park, Liberty Park. Hitchhiking to the Rockaways. Anyone want to add to this. Lets hear from you. My name Philly Santella can be reached here or my e-mail You can also check out great website called Tapeshare.com You can find many photo,s of E.N.Y. on there under Cleveland St. Warwick St. Richmond St. Liberty Park on,and on Ciao for now