Granada Theatre

101-02 37th Avenue,
Corona, NY 11368

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The Granada Theatre was built by the S & S Circuit (Small and Strausberg) simultaneously with their Corona Theatre, and the two stadium-type houses (no balconies) opened in 1927 within a week of each other. S & S was soon taken over by William Fox, and both theatres eventually became part of the Skouras Circuit after Fox’s bankruptcy.

Although the Granada Theatre was the larger of the two theatres, it was located in a residential area too far to benefit from Corona’s main shopping district on Junction Boulevard. It never prospered and closed in the early-1950’s. For a time, it served as a factory-warehouse, but later became an evangelical church and community center. It has since been demolished.

Contributed by Warren G. Harris

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atmos
atmos on December 13, 2004 at 4:35 am

The theatre was bought by the New Generation for Hispanic Progress in 1999,and now contains their offices.Both the seats and the stage have been removed.

atmos
atmos on February 18, 2005 at 8:34 pm

In answering Warren’s query of 13 December it appears the auditorium was being used for storage of supplies in 2000.I imagine the auditorium was still intact.I discovered the information from the following website,www.desiwriter.com/clip_aftermath.html
Maybe someone in New York could check it out.

AnnieD
AnnieD on October 11, 2005 at 5:36 pm

I used to work at the Cable & Conduit company that was operating there in the early 1960’s I was a secretary back then and all of 19 years old. I lived on 101st Street and we frequented the theatre until it closed. There were always rumors that it would reopen; sadly it never did. It was a carbon manufacturing plant at one time also. The corner building was a pharmacy, soda fountain which we went to every day. I lived at 37-59 101st Street.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on June 3, 2011 at 1:55 pm

The Google Maps street view above is incorrect and seems about half a block off. The view shows mid block buildings, whereas the theater’s address would place it a bit to the west on the corner of 101st Street and 37th Avenue.

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