103-12 Roosevelt Avenue,
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Loew’s Plaza Theatre first opened in November, 1927, presenting vaudeville with a feature movie. After Loew’s built the larger and more luxurious Valencia Theatre in Jamaica and Triboro Theatre in Astoria, the Plaza Theatre landed on the bottom tier with the circuit’s other Queens theatres– the Hillside, Willard, Prospect, and Woodside. The Valencia Theatre got the double-feature programs first, the Triboro Theatre a week after that, and the others a week after the Triboro.
In the early-1950’s, Loew’s divested the Plaza Theatre to comply with Federal anti-trust regulations, and the theatre became part of the Century Theaters circuit, which finally closed it due to a decline in the neighborhood. An “indie” took over, twinned the theatre and converted it to showing the latest Hollywood movies with Spanish sub-titles. The Teatro Plaza closed in late-2005.
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