Linden Theatre

114-46 Merrick Boulevard,
St. Albans, NY 11434

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The Linden Theatre was one of three subsequent-run movie theatres that once operated simultaneously in the St. Albans section of southeast Queens.

Unfortunately, I have incomplete addresses for the other two: the 590-seat Cambria Theatre at 219th Street and Linden Boulevard, and the 870-seat St. Albans Theatre at 19-01 Central Avenue (the street has apparently been re-named).

None are no longer active, but some or all may be still standing. Updates would be appreciated.

Contributed by Warren G. Harris

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[Deleted] on October 25, 2004 at 10:21 am

An older listing shows this theatre at 114-46 Central Avenue. Since you have updated the address to Merrick Road I would assume that the St Akbans theatre would also be Merrick Road now. I show the Linden theatre to be the last of the three theatres mentioned to remain open with a closing date of 1961.

extraluvable on February 21, 2005 at 9:51 pm

The site is now owned and operated by Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church.

mauriceski on September 26, 2005 at 9:42 pm

i first attended the linden theater in 1943. isaw the movie battann with robert taylor and lloyd nolan. the next movie i saw was salome where she danced with yvonne decarlo also lady on a train with deanna durbin. during the early 1950s it closed .and was turned into the linden manor, a dance hall.

mauriceski on March 15, 2006 at 6:09 pm

I think that this movie house was actually in Jamaica.I beleive at that point on Merrick Blvd.the west side of the street was Jamaica and the east side St Albans.The Linden was on the west side.

bobby1361 on March 22, 2006 at 11:01 am

It is now the Morning Star Baptist Church. I have been there several times for weeding receptions and Gospel concerts. The sanctuary/thearte is gorgeous and well kept. The entrace to the building is very deceiving and small. But once inside you are like wow! And it is on Merrick Blvd and about half a block from Linden Blvd.

Nelsth on June 29, 2017 at 9:12 pm

The last movies shown at the Linden was a double feature: Atlantis the Lost Continent and Gorgo.

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