Corona Theatre

37-80 Junction Boulevard,
Corona, NY 11368

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Corona Theatre

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Contributed by Adam (TTbsgbmp@aol.com), William Gabel

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michaelkaplan
michaelkaplan on February 27, 2009 at 11:52 am

Growing up in this neighborhood, I didn’t recognize the theater until I saw Warren’s picture of the marquee. However, I can’t ever recall it as showing films. I do remember once going inside when it was used as a bingo hall, probably in the late 1950s.

monika
monika on April 25, 2011 at 5:54 pm

For those in the know, is this View link the Corona the page is about?

techman707
techman707 on June 3, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Tinseltoes, You’re right, the map location is totally wrong. The Corona Theatre is (was) at Roosevelt Avenue & Junction Blvd. Besides Loews Plaza, which was at 100th Street and Roosevelt Avenue, the closest theatre is (was) the Polk Cinema at 92nd Street & 37th Avenue.

A little known fact was that the Corona Theatre was used by Mike Todd for a number of Todd/AO tests…go figure.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on June 3, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Another case where it appears someone has already “corrected” the Google Maps street view image above, thereby making it impossible for anyone else to rectify the situation. CT staff will either have to open the “correction” tool back up or make the correction themselves. The current view is many blocks to the south of the old theater.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on June 3, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Meanwhile, Monika, to answer your question posted above on April 25, 2011, the theater depicted in the linked image is indeed the Corona Theatre we are discussing here. The view is from the elevated IRT train platform looking down Junction Blvd to the north. The titles listed on the marquee were released in 1953, so we also have a time frame for the image. The art deco looking clock tower on the right side of the street (corner of Junction and 38th Ave) is no longer in existence.

monika
monika on June 3, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Thank you, Ed! I appreciate it very much. Is the elevated platform still there?

The photographer, Vivian Maier, spent time photographing urban areas of both New York and Chicago. Thank you with your help putting a spot on the map for me.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on June 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Yes. The 7 train still runs along the same elevated tracks above Roosevelt Avenue.

monika
monika on June 3, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Great, thanks!

monika
monika on June 5, 2011 at 11:41 am

There’s a blog post on how to do it on the main CT page.

Bway
Bway on June 20, 2011 at 8:01 pm

The street view has been set way off on this theater. The theater was up north a few blocks over at 37th Ave and Junction Blvd.

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