New Theatre

8008 Rockaway Beach Boulevard,
Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

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New Theatre

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Another theatre that I found on the web is the New Theatre which opened in 1913. (Click the link below for a photo) Caption with photo reads:

“The ‘New Theatre’ on Rockaway Boulevard, looking southwest from Beach 80th Street, on the Rockaway peninsula in Queens, May 18, 1954. This is next to the site of the under-construction Hammel Houses, finished in 1955. The film playing is "Roman Holiday”, which, as advertised, had just won 3 Oscars, one for the ‘front’ writer for the blacklisted Dalton Trumbo".

Any further information on the New Theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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AndrewBarrett
AndrewBarrett on March 10, 2008 at 7:52 pm

In the book “Nickelodeon Theatres and Their Music” by Q. David Bowers, a Wurlitzer ad from 1914 is reproduced on page 143.

The New Theatre

K and K Amusement Corporation

Boulevard and Pleasant Avenue

Charles Kramer – president

Woody? [could be “Teddy”,“Tedore”(Theodore?) or “Moore] Klein [manager?]

Rockaway Beach, N.Y.

“It is impossible for a whole orchestra of fifteen or more pieces to render such music or follow the pictures as well as your Wurlitzer orchestra [photoplayer?] under the control of one musician”.

[signature indecipherable].

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 10, 2009 at 3:54 pm

The view from the side in the 1950s photo at the top matches the front view in this 1980 photo:
http://tinyurl.com/d9nv3a

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 11, 2009 at 8:17 am

OK, I will post it over there. Thanks.

robboehm
robboehm on January 24, 2010 at 1:55 pm

There is no way the image posted 4/10/09 is the New Theatre when you compare is with the image posted 4/16/09. It has been suggested it is the Park but all the Park links are no longer working. Also it was never posted on the Park site for confirmation, but that wasn’t done. Could you please do so Ken.

robboehm
robboehm on January 26, 2010 at 4:16 pm

I have confirmed that the 4/10/09 image is, in fact, the Park Theatre when it was the Belle Harbor.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 26, 2010 at 4:19 pm

It looks like I posted the 4/10 image on the Park page on 4/11/09.

Eaglo
Eaglo on March 10, 2013 at 3:15 pm

The second photo link is indeed the New Theater before it was demolished. The Belle Harbor was the final name of the Park Theater which was located on Beach 116th Street. That building still stands.

robboehm
robboehm on February 5, 2014 at 6:19 pm

In all the ads I’ve seen for the New they favored the spelling theatre.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on February 12, 2014 at 5:47 am

Welcome back, Lost Memory! It’s been like five years. Glad to see you posting again.

charmingchrissie
charmingchrissie on July 9, 2014 at 7:11 am

As a child, I used to watch Saturday double features here in the late 50s/early 60s.

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