Ace Theatre

95-02 101st Avenue,
Ozone Park, NY 11416

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Local movie house opened in the mid-to-late-1940’s

Contributed by F. Vacaro

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LuisV
LuisV on August 7, 2007 at 11:26 pm

What did it mean when you referred to a theater as “The Itch”?

RickB
RickB on August 8, 2007 at 12:17 am

“The itch” or a “scratch house” was a theater with a low standard of cleanliness—one that might be infested with fleas, body lice or other bugs that would make patrons itchy.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 10, 2008 at 5:34 am

The chinese restaurant with the yellow marquee is 95-04, so Adco Supplies adjacent would be 95-06:
http://tinyurl.com/5ayet7

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on July 10, 2008 at 2:48 pm

I can’t see what’s to the right of the yellow marquee. The Ace Theatre occupied a corner site, and had poster display cases and exit doors on the Woodhaven Boulevard side.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on July 10, 2008 at 9:55 pm

In the Woodhaven Boulevard view, the long white building with “VIP” on the canopies is a conversion of the Ace’s auditorium. The stores on 101st Avenue apparently occupy only the Ace’s entrance and foyer.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 11, 2008 at 1:37 am

VIP is a child care center. If the auditorium is a day care center, and the lobby and foyer are retail, do you have to list both as functions?

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on July 11, 2008 at 2:19 pm

To save precious space in the introduction, the function could be listed as “Non-theatrical.” I doubt if 99.9999% of the world knows or cares about the Ace Theatre or its current status. It was insignificant and virtually unknown even when operating as a cinema. I think that its owners back then would have had a good laugh if anyone had described it as a “treasure.”

297maujer
297maujer on June 5, 2010 at 11:23 pm

Anyone know the name of a small movie theater on Jamaica Avenue somewhere around 80th street? It is now a discount store. It was between the Eldert Lane/75th Street and Forrest Parkway stop on the elevated J train. Thanks in advance.

ronnie
ronnie on March 6, 2013 at 4:03 pm

I was born in Ozone Park in 1940. When I was old enough to walk to the other side of town where the theater was my Mom would let me walk to the movies. The price was 10 or 12 cents for two movies, movietone news, 6 cartoons and a serial like Gene Autry, which would end with a cliff-hanger so you came back next week. Mom packed a lunch with 2 sandwiches and maybe an apple because you would be there for 4 hours. I remember the place was a mess even back then and it never had seating for 850, maybe 200. It was a good deal on weekends for Moms because it kept the kids out of her hair for hours. We moved from Ozone Park in 1950 to Levittown.

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