UA Forest Hills Twin Theatre
107-16 Continental Avenue,
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Opened on February 5, 1922, the large Forest Hills Theatre is located around the corner from the more famous (and still operating) Midway Theatre in the Queens, New York neighborhood of Forest Hills. It was remodeled in 1937. It was renovated in 1961 to the plans of architect John J. McNamara. It was twinned in the 1970’s.
After seven decades of showing movies, the theatre was sold, along with the Midway Theatre, by United Artists to a local developer in 1998.
On August 28, 1999, the Duane Reade opened, with the theatre’s façade restored. The original building beyond the façade was demolished for construction of the Duane Reade drugstore. In July 2015 a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant opened in the upper section of the front of the building. The closed down on October 31, 2020.
The project was given a local design award – ostensibly for the meticulously preserved exterior. The interior, however, is now part of Forest Hills' history.
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