152-04 Jamaica Avenue,
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Located in the Jamaica section of Queens. One of my favorite downtown Jamaica theaters in the days when they ran triple features which changed three and four times a week during the 1950’s. There was always a western on the bill, followed invariably by a “Bowery Boys” feature and a Realart, Columbia or RKO reissued main feature.
I believe it went porno in the 1970’s and later was closed and eventually demolished.
On many visits to the theater, I recall seeing a framed sign mounted in the lobby indicating something to the effect that the Savoy Theatre was the first theater to show “talkies” on Long Island. I know this contradicts with the claim elsewhere on this site that the Arion Theatre in Middle Village was the first. Perhaps someone in the know could clarify this point.
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