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In the early 50s, on Saturdays, as kids we would watch matinees at the Nassau (88 Nassau Ave) and afterwards, our parents would take us to the Meserole Theater to watch grown-up films. If my memory serves me right, I vagely remember watching matinees at the Nassau sitting on the floor? Yup, on the floor —– NO seats! Does anyone remember that? Was it due to remodel or a fire or sumthing? Would like to hear from anyone who remembers the same.
The Brooklyn…I Remember!
During the late 40s and early 50s as kids we went to the Meserole almost every Saturday during school summer vacation. (PS 126) Most times we got the admission fee by snagging coins through the subway gratings along Manhattan Ave. We would stick a wad of gum on the end of a Good Humor Popsicle stick attached to a ball of string and lower it through the grating atop a coin and carefully hoist it back up through the grating and into our pockets. On good days, we gathered enough coins to even buy candy and soda as well as to see many a memorable matinee!