Majestic Theater

494 Seneca Avenue,
Ridgewood, NY 11385

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Majestic Theater

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The Majestic Theater in the Ridgewood section of Queens, is listed in the American Motion Picture Directory 1914-1915. In the 1945 Film Daily Yearbook, the seating is shown as 550. The Majestic Theater closed sometime in the mid-1950’s.

After standing vacant for almost a decade, the building was purchased in 1964 and converted to a funeral home called Seneca Chapels. It remains a funeral home today.

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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on November 18, 2008 at 9:37 pm

A 1941 exterior view of the Majestic Theatre can be found on page 49 of the Ridgewood Times’s 100th anniversary issue dated 10/23/08. The marquee has no attractions displayed, suggesting that the Majestic was at least temporarily closed at the time.

Bway
Bway on April 19, 2009 at 5:56 pm

Just renewing my email alerts….
Here’s a google street view of the old Majestic Theater:

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Bway
Bway on April 27, 2009 at 3:21 pm

Here’s a photo of the Majestic Theater which appeared in last weeks Timesnewsweekly:

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As well as a story to accompany it:

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Bway
Bway on April 27, 2009 at 3:24 pm

The Majestic had a pretty nice “classic” cinema marquee, and must have been something to see lit up at night. it appears to have already been closed at the time of this photo though.

Bway
Bway on April 27, 2009 at 6:22 pm

I knew you would love this one!
Unfortunately, since the email notifications were reset, unless you check occasionally every theater you are interested in, messages would be missed, but I knew you wouldn’t want to miss this photo!

Bway
Bway on July 21, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Wow, it’s a long time since I have seen a comment in this theater! I just drove by this theater the other day for the first time in years and thought of this site….

Bway
Bway on August 27, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Judging by the old photo posted in the photo section of this theater, the Majestic had a beautiful classic marquee. I wonder how old that photo is.

Bway
Bway on August 27, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Wow, if that’s a 1939 photo, it appears the Majestic was already abandoned by that point.

Bway
Bway on August 29, 2013 at 2:20 am

well, perhaps it just looked run down in the photo, and not abandoned.

johndereszewski
johndereszewski on January 10, 2014 at 9:16 pm

Welcome back Lost Memory!!

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