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Old 07-26-2019, 07:45 AM
 
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Two of them: Loews and Stanley, both refurbished movie palaces from the 20's. Both in Journal Square, both magnificent.


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But I don't go to movies anymore because Netflix fulfills my needs, and most new releases are geared towards 10 year olds, and ticket prices are outrageous.

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Old Yesterday, 09:58 AM
 
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I thought of RKO Keith in Flushing when I saw this post but you are referring to the one in Richmond Hill. I went to the RKO in Flushing in the mid 1970s and I remember it was impressive.
I used to go to the RKO, too. I went in its decline when the heat didn't work and it looked crappy. Then an Asian businessman bought it and there was a big outcry about restoring it, but it "fell" - or all the interiors did - during the night, so renovation dreams ended and it became something business oriented.

Also defunct is the Thalia with the floor that sloped not up, but down, yet you could still see from every seat in the house.

And if you liked your theaters with sticky floors and cheap tickets, the Essex on Essex Street. I remember seeing some German horror picture there set in a movie theater with a black cat roaming around and lo and behold, there was a cat roaming the Essex. It was about the only real scare of the movie.
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Old Yesterday, 06:45 PM
 
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The RKO Fordham

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Old Yesterday, 07:08 PM
 
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Since the thread is titled, "Favorite Surviving or Defunct Movie Theater," I went here in January, and this is the only way I will go to the movies from now on:

https://www.ipic.com/

We even took the ferry there
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Old Yesterday, 09:30 PM
 
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I liked double features so I frequented the theaters on 42nd Street back in the 70's. They advertised continuous performances, so I would watch the first movie a second time before taking the A-train back to Brooklyn. Two favorites I remember were the Selwyn and Lyric.
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Old Today, 05:08 AM
 
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There used to be a movie theater in Sunnyside on Queens Blvd. which I visited a few times during the one year I lived in that area quite a while back. It went defunct but I think a replacement is being built.
https://sunnysidepost.com/sunnyside-...or-development
https://therealdeal.com/2017/11/16/l...-to-sunnyside/
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Old Today, 07:34 AM
 
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Since the thread is titled, "Favorite Surviving or Defunct Movie Theater," I went here in January, and this is the only way I will go to the movies from now on:

https://www.ipic.com/

We even took the ferry there
Wow!
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Old Today, 08:33 AM
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Lowes on the Grand Concourse near Fordham Road. Now a church.



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