Fisk Theatre

68-02 Woodside Avenue,
Woodside, NY 11377

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A small neighborhood theatre which was opened as the Apollo Theatre in 1914, in the Woodside section of Queens. I don’t believe it made it much into the 1960’s. Perhaps someone else has more information about this one. A few years ago, a picture of the Fisk Theatre appeared in the “Our Neighborhood” section of a local newspaper.

Contributed by Erwin Markisch

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KurtM
KurtM on December 27, 2006 at 8:55 am

the name Fisk comes from the major cross street to Woodside Ave. at thatlocation, Fisk Ave. now known as 69 St.
Kurt M.

jflundy
jflundy on September 25, 2007 at 12:08 pm

The Fisk Theater on WOODSIDE AVENUE at EAST 68th STREET 1939 is shown in photo on page 11 of Woodside photos this link:
http://www.queenspix.com/

robboehm
robboehm on March 8, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Contrary to the overview above the, at that time, Apollo, was advertising in the Brooklyn Eagle in 1928. Further research is needed to determine the actual opening date.

robboehm
robboehm on March 9, 2014 at 10:15 am

LM, Ed Solero was right in the comment he made on another site. So many of the news articles from the early days sound like press releases. “Fitted up with every convenience” indeed.

robboehm
robboehm on March 9, 2014 at 7:37 pm

I agree. Many of them are a hoot. The ones for the Rialto/Savoy were right up there, too, as you will recall. And what I find interesting about the ads we see is that the little neighborhood theaters often have bigger ones than some of the Loew’s. As for addresses and locations so many communities and streets, particularly in Queens, have been renamed leaving theaters with totally improbable names such as Polk or Willard and actual locations by today’s designations questionable (such as our recent Arverne discussions).

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