RKO Alden Theatre
165-16 Jamaica Avenue,
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Architects: Eugene DeRosa
Styles: Spanish Renaissance
Previous Names: Shubert Jamaica Theatre, Mutual Theatre, Alden Theatre
Located on Jamaica Avenue at 165th Street in the Jamaica section of Queens, it had a secondary entrance on 165th Street. The Shubert Jamaica Theatre was opened on December 31, 1928, as a live theatre for the Shubert Brothers. It was not a great success, and after a short period as a burlesque theatre named Mutual Theatre, was soon renamed Alden Theatre, operating as a movie theatre. It was taken over by the RKO Theatres chain in the mid-1930’s.
It was closed around 1985, last operated as a quad.
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