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TOMBOCHI commented about Broadway Theatre on Jun 14, 2017 at 5:44 pm

The caption under this photo should read: “View up Broadway towards Steinway Street from 31st Street” (over which the present-day N/W trains run), and not 31st Avenue which is the avenue parallel to Broadway one block north of this photo.

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TOMBOCHI commented about UA Astoria Sixplex on Jun 14, 2017 at 5:36 pm

I suppose it was Skouras who changed the vertical back to the original “Astoria”?

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TOMBOCHI commented about UA Astoria Sixplex on Jun 14, 2017 at 5:29 pm

When Steinway Street was known as Steinway Avenue (and 30th Avenue was Grand)! (My grandmother, to her dying day, always referred to it as “Steinway Avenue” in her inimitable Italian accent.) :)

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TOMBOCHI commented about Square Theatre on Sep 7, 2011 at 3:08 pm

The theater had to have been where the auto repair shop is today. Why else would there yet be remnants of the theater’s past in its interior?

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TOMBOCHI commented about Crescent Theatre on Jul 3, 2011 at 7:19 pm

What happened to the old photo of the Crescent Theater that used to be on this site?

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TOMBOCHI commented about Crescent Theatre on Jul 3, 2011 at 7:18 pm

At that time (1965) it was known simply as “The Astorian Manor” as you can see from the signage in this photo.

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TOMBOCHI commented about Crescent Theatre on Jul 9, 2010 at 5:10 pm

The photo of the Crescent Theater on Astoria Boulevard is indeed a treasure. Judging from its address from the above post on the holdup at the theater, it seems the theater entrance was located on the corner of 27th Street and Astoria Boulevard (27-18 Astoria Blvd.) If you look at the photo you can see that the left side of the entrance is a wall which is the corner of the street (at least it looks that way in the photo).
Thanks so much for that photo…I’d always wondered what the Crescent Theater looked like and now, for the first time, I get to see a photo of it! Fabulous!

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TOMBOCHI commented about UA Astoria Sixplex on Jul 9, 2010 at 4:49 pm

What is mentioned in 1925 article about Queens movie theatres? The Crescent? I just read the article, and The Crescent is not mentioned in the above-linked article.

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TOMBOCHI commented about UA Astoria Sixplex on Apr 29, 2010 at 10:21 am

Can somebody please tell me where the Crescent Theater was? I’ve lived on Crescent Street just about all my life, and haven’t any idea where this theater was. (There was the Strand Theater on Crescent and Broadway, which I remember quite well.) Also, does anybody remember the small movie house on Steinway Street across from the old Loew’s Triboro but further toward Astoria Boulevard? (I believe it’s original name was the Cameo. I’m not sure I remember it as such, but I do remember it as the Olympia, which became a porn theater before it closed. Not sure of the year it closed, either.) Thanks.