25-24 Astoria Boulevard,
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Astoria World Manor (Official)
Functions: Banquet Hall
The Crescent Theatre was one of three theatres built in the mid-1920s by Small & Strausberg (S & S Circuit) on the west side of the Astoria section of Queens, near stations of the BMT elevated subway line. Due to its location midway between the Broadway Theatre and Grand Theatre, the Crescent Theatre had to settle for playing the same programs but a week later.
After the S & S Circuit was taken over by William Fox, the three theatres eventually went under Skouras Theaters Corp. management. All three were early victims of TV competition, but the Crescent Theatre was the first to close in the early-1950’s.
It became the nucleus for a catering hall. After a few changes of ownership, it has closed and reopened several times in the 1990’s and 2000’s, and is currently known as the Astoria World Manor.
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