55-27 Myrtle Avenue,
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Architects: Thomas White Lamb
Styles: Greek Revival
Previous Names: Fox Ridgewood Theatre
News About This Theater
- May 31, 2014 — Forest Hills' Michael Perlman Wins 2014 Preservation Award by the Historic Districts Council
- Dec 2, 2010 — Ridgewood Theater in Brooklyn to Become Supermarket
- Nov 18, 2010 — Historic Ridgewood Theatre needs saviour ASAP
- Jul 27, 2010 — Landmark Ridgewood Theatre needs saviour ASAP
- Jul 7, 2010 — Ridgewood back on the market
- Apr 7, 2010 — Landmarked Ridgewood Theatre available: Call for Proposals
- Mar 12, 2010 — Reopening of Ridgewood Theatre anticipated for later this year
- Jan 18, 2010 — Ridgewood Theatre facade is a landmark
- Jan 11, 2010 — Historic Ridgewood Theatre may earn Landmark Status on Jan 12, 2010 at LPC Public Meeting
- Nov 25, 2009 — Historic Ridgewood Theatre Received Landmark Hearing, But No Vote Taken - Call LPC!
- Mar 26, 2009 — Historic Queens theater to reopen
- Mar 18, 2009 — Please Help: Historic Ridgewood Theatre Landmark Hearing on March 24th! (Attend & testify or submit support letter)â€
- Jan 22, 2009 — Online petition for Ridgewood
- Dec 5, 2008 — Ridgewood Theatre items
- Oct 15, 2008 — Petition to save the Historic Ridgewood Theatre!
- Aug 1, 2008 — Petition to save the historic Ridgewood Theatre
- May 30, 2008 — Ridgewood Theatre in danger
- May 13, 2008 — Seeking tenant for historic Ridgewood Theatre
- Mar 26, 2008 — Seeking partners to reopen Ridgewood Theatre
- Jan 31, 2007 — Glendale memories
- Mar 27, 2006 — Ridgewood Theater to close?
The Ridgewood Theatre is located on Myrtle Avenue in the Ridgewood section of Queens. It first opened on December 23, 1916 with ‘6 Big Acts of Vaudeville and Feature Photo Plays’. It was operated by William Fox and boasted a 3,000-seat capacity.
It was last operated as a five-screen multiplex by the same people who run the Jackson Theatre and ran the now-closed Loew’s Plaza Corona Theatre.
Sadly in early-March 2008, the Ridgewood Theatre was suddenly closed without any warning. Banners went up on the marquee advertising the building was ‘available for retail use’. The Ridgewood Theatre remained a first-run theatre to the end.
The owner announced in March 2009 that the theatre would reopen with a three screen cinema on the upper level and a mix of shops on the first floor. The Ridgewood Theatre was given Landmark status on January 12, 2010. Despite support to save the building, it was gutted in November 2014. In January 2016 it was being converted into housing, with the former foyer set to be a retail unit, which actually opened as a health club.
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