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

Recent comments (view all 15 comments)

kencmcintyre on April 11, 2009 at 11:17 am

OK, I will post it over there. Thanks.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 16, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Here is the New Theater in 1969.

robboehm on January 24, 2010 at 3:55 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 on January 26, 2010 at 6:16 pm

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

kencmcintyre on January 26, 2010 at 6:19 pm

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

Eaglo on March 10, 2013 at 6:15 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 on February 5, 2014 at 8:19 pm

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

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 11, 2014 at 10:34 am

A June 2, 1921 article in The Wave about the New Theatre being sold that year, states that the New Theatre was built in 1913 for the Kramer brothers (K & K Amusement Corporation).

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on February 12, 2014 at 7:47 am

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

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 12, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Hello Mike. It’s good to be back….I think. I wasn’t gone that long. It was around 3 years, 7 months, 11 hours and 15 minutes. But who’s counting. LOL

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