Ridgewood Folly Theatre

Myrtle Avenue,
Ridgewood, NY 11385

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Ridgewood Folly circa 1910

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The Ridgewood Folly Theatre was located in the Ridgewood section of Queens.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 30, 2009 at 2:16 am

The Paradise needs someone better qualified to operate it. The failure of the Paradise could give some people the impression that a former single screen movie palace has no future even as a live performance or concert venue. Why would anyone want to invest in the Loew’s Kings if the Paradise can’t turn a profit. It sets a bad example in my opinion.

EcRocker on January 30, 2009 at 3:43 am

The Paradise and the Kings have lots in common unfotunatley one of thos things is that they are both in neighborhoods that have been run down. I am more familiare with the area where the Kings is now. When it was in it’s hey dey it was in a mostly white working class neighborhood. Now it is run down. Most of the stores nearby are closed or run down as well. Mostly West Indian and Jamaicans live there with scattered bits of Korean and Vietnamese. Not to many white people left. The same can be said about the area where the Paradise is.

I was watching a news story on line where some guy promoted a show andused Joe Gentie’s Ticketmaster account for ticket sales. When he called Ticketmaster to get his money he was told that since it was no his accoun that he had to get the procedes from Joe Gentile’s company The ammount was about $240,000. Also on that same report were others who had problems collecting money or obtaining deposits back for events canceled by the owners. The Bronx Boro president seemed all gung ho about the the restoration and reopening. SOmeone posted a link to the Bronx Ball 2007. You would never know there was trouble in Paradise from that video.

Bway on February 9, 2009 at 8:51 pm

The Ridgewood Folly Theater was a real theater that showed movies, but it’s location is still a mystery. Myrtle Ave should be removed, as that was misinformation, just as the “Queens Historical Society” comments were a goof.

EcRocker on February 10, 2009 at 12:13 am

Hey Bway from what I was reading it sounds like this whole thread was a goof from the get go.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 10, 2009 at 12:18 am

The theater was real. Unfortunately many of the people posting the comments weren’t.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on February 10, 2009 at 3:17 pm

To call it a “theater/theatre” might be unrealistic. It was more likely a place where movies were shown, and probably converted from an existing building such as a store or warehouse.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 8, 2009 at 8:00 pm

This place where movies were shown shouldn’t have an address since nobody has any idea where it was located. Ridgewood, Queens, NY should be sufficient.

Bway on April 19, 2009 at 6:28 pm

Yes, Myrtle Ave should be taken off, as the location is still not 100% known. It should just say “Ridgewood, NY” for now, until we get the actual street address.

TLSLOEWS on November 3, 2009 at 10:07 pm

Address Numbers can change the old address you have tried may not even be good anymore. There are a lot of posts on this site and we still do not know were this movie house was.

TLSLOEWS on November 3, 2009 at 10:12 pm

What a Folly about the Folly!

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