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Jayar

Mamaroneck, NY

#1 Jun 16, 2010
Broadway Theatre at 912 Broadway in Brooklyn. Built for Leo Teller, the architect was J. B. McElfatrick. It opened March 21, 1904 with "Babes in Toyland." Drama critic Robert Grau, in 1909, referred to the Broadway as "the best suburban theatre in America." You can catch a glimpse of it, as the Rio Piedras, in "The French Connection." 
Lee Epstein

Wimberley, TX

#2 Sep 12, 2011
This was the movie Theater of choice from 1945 to 1949. Saturday at about noon, a gang of us would walk from Kosciusko St. up Lewis Ave to Stockton St. A right turn and we would be at the theater before one o'clock before he price;30 changed. It cost us about 21 cents and we were there until about 4:30.

We sat through: Pathe' News, Coming attractions, 4 - 6 cartoons, a movie short (Joe Doaks Behind the Eight Ball or March of Time). and then would come "chapters". These were the popular serials that got kids to the movies every week. Buck Rogers, Superman, Nyoka Queen of the Jungle, etc. And then finally the main feature followed by a "B" picture, usually an oater (western). This was the 1940s version of child care and only cost 21 cents for half a day!
Jayar

United States

#3 Sep 13, 2011
Lee Epstein wrote:
This was the movie Theater of choice from 1945 to 1949. Saturday at about noon, a gang of us would walk from Kosciusko St. up Lewis Ave to Stockton St. A right turn and we would be at the theater before one o'clock before he price;30 changed. It cost us about 21 cents and we were there until about 4:30.
We sat through: Pathe' News, Coming attractions, 4 - 6 cartoons, a movie short (Joe Doaks Behind the Eight Ball or March of Time). and then would come "chapters". These were the popular serials that got kids to the movies every week. Buck Rogers, Superman, Nyoka Queen of the Jungle, etc. And then finally the main feature followed by a "B" picture, usually an oater (western). This was the 1940s version of child care and only cost 21 cents for half a day!
Lee did you live on Kosciusko Street?
Mel Collins

Miami, FL

#4 Oct 16, 2011
In the mid 50's a bunch of us from Vernon Ave would assemble to be at the box office at noon every Saturday.admission was25 cents & the program was pretty much the same as above... Lunch was a 15 cent hot dog and a 10 cent coke. We'd see the show and then instead of leaving we'd do something to cause the matron to shine her flash light at us and throw us out.

Once I remember seeing a double feature including a Micky Rooney film... I think it was The Atomic Kid... To stay for the evening showing of The Bad Seed. Spent about 7 hours in the movies that day.

Also remember the "big kids" opening the side doors and watching 5 or 6 kids running in and seeing the movies free.
John Sterbenz

Ypsilanti, MI

#5 Sep 4, 2013
Is this the theater that was at Broadway and Stockton-the theater whose interior could be seen well into the 90s from the Myrtle Avenue elevated station (where the M from Middle Village joins the J and Z present day)? The exterior and house areas of the theater long gone, you could still see some of the proscenium from the elevated station (along with tires, garbage, and the occasional burned out car) and I've wondered for years what theater might have been here. This must have been it. Was it?

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