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JockoD commented about Loew's 46th Street Theatre on Feb 20, 2018 at 5:28 am

It’s a shame this once beautiful theater has been torn down. Even though I never saw a movie in this theater I did see a number of rock concerts and they were all good concerts. MY favorite was the band Rare Earth back in 1973. At first I couldn’t believe my favorite band was playing in Brooklyn several miles away from my home. Man, those were the days I tell you.

JockoD commented about Center Theatre on Aug 2, 2017 at 6:15 pm

A group of friends and myself saw the Chambers Brothers in concert at the Woodbourne Theater in the Summer of 1973. Ticket cost to see the show was $4.00. We were riding our motorcycles back towards our rented bungalow in South Fallsburg when we noticed the Chambers Brothers In Concert advertisement on the theater’s marquee. We immediately pulled over, parked our bikes and purchased tickets. Ten minutes later the Chambers Brothers took the stage and played for two hours. Man, those were the good old days.

JockoD commented about Loew's 46th Street Theatre on May 28, 2010 at 6:57 am

Awesome website people. I too attended a number of rock concerts at the old 46 St theatre when it was called Bananafish Gardens. Most of the shows I caught there were taped for ABC’s In Concert which aired on Ch 7 Friday nights at 11:30 PM. Those shows were also simulcast on WPLJ 95.5 FM which was owned by ABC. After reading all the posts I see that some people have different recollections in regards to the name of the theater during the rock concert era. The names Bananafish Gardens and Bananafish Park have both been mentioned and this is where it gets confusing. At the time there were actually three venues in Brooklyn going under the Bananafish name. Across the street from the theatre there was a small bar on 11th Ave that may have been called Bananafish Park. There was also a rock club in Bay Ridge right off 3rd Ave going under the Bananafish Park name. Over the years the rock club in Bay Ridge had a number of different names and some of you may recall it as Bob Shu Bob in the late 1980’s but by that time the main entrance was moved to 3rd Ave. The three Bananafish venues were very short lived and I don’t know what the connection was between the three.