926 Seneca Avenue,
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The Evergreen Theatre had a relatively short life. It was built in 1911 near the corner of Myrtle and Seneca Avenues in the Ridgewood section of Queens. It was originally opened as the Evergreen Airdrome, and was an open-air theater. Two years later, in 1913, the Evergreen Theatre was built right next to the Airdrome. Two years later, the Evergreen Theatre was enlarged.
The owners of the Evergreen Theatre also built and operated the Van Cortlandt Airdrome at corner of Van Cortlandt Avenue (now 71st Avenue) and Myrtle Avenue. The Van Cortlandt was never expanded beyone an open air theater.
It is not clear whether the Evergreen Airdrome and Evergreen Theatre operated at the same time. But there were two seperate screens, one in the theater and one in the open air theater. It is doubtful that anything beyond silent movies played there. My opinion is that when they built the Evergreen Theatre in 1913 at the corner of Myrtle and Seneca, they disconinued the use of the Evergreen Airdrome adjacent to it.
In late 1921 the Evergreen Theater was sold and soon after, the building was razed.
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