Pix Theater

1920 Mott Avenue,
Far Rockaway, NY 11691

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A small theater located on Mott Avenue in the Far Rockaway section of Queens.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 5, 2004 at 5:52 am

This theater was called the Gem theater when it first opened. At some point in time it was renamed to the Pix theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 29, 2005 at 5:52 am

This theater was still open in the early 70’s. It was advertised as Brandt’s Pix.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 22, 2006 at 4:39 am

NY Times Sep 19, 1952

Far Rockaway Theatre Leased

“Arthur Sharby, operator of several theatres on Long Island, has leased the Gem motion picture theatre at 1920 Mott Ave, Far Rockaway, Queens, from Haring & Blumenthal of Westchester, developers and theatre builders. Berk % Krumgold were the brokers”.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 22, 2006 at 7:15 am

NY Times Jan 6, 1956

“The 800 seat Gem motion picture theatre at 1920 Mott Ave in Far Rockaway, Queens, has been leased by Morris Goldman and Gilbert Josephson, theatre operators. They have changed its name to the Pix Theatre. Rock Beach Inc., headed by Charles F. Haring, is the lessor. Berk & Krumgold were the brokers in the transaction”.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 13, 2006 at 5:52 am

From a newspaper called “The Wave” dated March 4, 1954:

“Three movie theaters advertised in the paper that week. The Gem Theater in Far Rockaway was showing "Hondo,” with John Wayne and “Forbidden,” with Tony Curtis and Joanne Dru. The New Theater on Beach 80 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard (called “The Itch” by those who attended the theater on a regular basis) was showing “The Man Between,” with James Mason and Claire Bloom. Coming attractions included “Tarzan and the Leopard Woman.” The Park Theater on Beach 116 Street was showing “The Eddie Cantor Story” and “Highway Dragnet” with Richard Conte".

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