Ridgewood Theater in Brooklyn to Become Supermarket

posted by DARCYDT on December 2, 2010 at 10:55 am

RIDGEWOOD, NY — According to theNew York Daily News, the Ridgewood Theatre in Brooklyn which closed in 2008 is slated to become an Associated supermarket.

The movie house earned city landmark status this year, protecting its ornate facade from alterations or demolition. Insiders insist its stage and grand staircase are beyond repair.

Still, the sale raises questions about the site’s future.

Associated can’t change the exterior without city approval, but it can wreck the largely intact lobby and other interior attributes of the two-story venue.

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Comments (3)

MPol on December 2, 2010 at 6:51 pm

The Ridgewood Theatre to become a Supermarket, eh? What a drag! Another one bites the dust.

DARCYDT on December 2, 2010 at 11:33 pm

I think I could be wrong but Ridgewood might be borderline, some say Queens and Brooklyn. I went to a doctor once in Ridgewood and he called it Brooklyn but some others say Queens and it’s near Maspeth in Queens.

NativeForestHiller on December 3, 2010 at 12:00 am

PETITION DRIVE! The Ridgewood Theatre facade has Landmark status, but Architect Thomas Lamb’s 1916 interior exhibiting RARE Adamesque details i.e. a backlit proscenium, angelic figurines & muses, etc. merit preservation, re-use, & funding prospects. Many details were only recently uncovered & a treasure was unveiled….only to be destroyed??? It may become a supermarket & undergo demolition.

Please sign & comment on the petition, & pitch it to your friends: View link

We are calling for a meeting with the owner, elected officials, and preservation & community groups, including my group, Friends of The Ridgewood Theatre.

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