RKO Madison Theatre
54-30 Myrtle Avenue,
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Located in the Ridgewood section of Queens. The RKO Madison Theatre was opened on November 24, 1927 presenting Keith-Albee vaudeville and a feature movie George Bancroft in “Underworld”. It was operated by B.S. Moss, an affiliate of Keith-Albee. It was a first run RKO theatre that had a huge stage that often ran live shows along with the film. I have seen ads from the 1960’s that show a lot of personal appearences here. By the 1970’s the Madison Theatre was on the AIP grind run, I remember seeing “Squirm” and “Tenticles” here right at the end.
The current retail space uses the lobby and inside the auditorium there is a false ceiling across at the underside of the balcony level.
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