Arena Theatre

NW corner of Steinway Street & Astoria Boulevard,
Astoria, NY

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AlexNYC
AlexNYC on December 13, 2006 at 5:58 pm

I now know where that theater stood. Today on that corner spot stands a Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic. Some of the tracks Warren mentions were visible on the adjacent overpass which goes over the GCP, but it collapsed 2 years ago, and they are still rebuilding it; I doubt any of those tracks will remain will remain once the overpass is completed.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on October 16, 2005 at 10:41 am

Here are two images from 1917. One of the movies being advertised is “The Secret of Eve,” starring Mme. Olga Petrova. The elevated railroad tracks in the background of the second photo still stand:
www.i8.photobucket.com/albums/a18/Warrengwhiz/arena1.jpg
www.i8.photobucket.com/albums/a18/Warrengwhiz/arena2.jpg