Haven Theatre

80-16 Jamaica Avenue,
Woodhaven, NY 11421

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Previously operated by: Island Theater Circuit, Yost Theater Circuit

Firms: Maull & McMunn

Functions: Retail

Previous Names: Forest Park Theatre

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The Forest Park Theatre opened February 28, 1914. By 1926 it was operated by the Yost Theater Circuit. It was closed in 1936, but re-opened in 1938 as the Haven Theatre. This neighborhood double feature house made it into the 1980’s, closing with Berry Gordy’s “The Last Dragon”.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 26, 2010 at 7:42 pm

Great Stories to read.Especially about “PLAY MISTY FOR ME” thanks for the stories.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 26, 2010 at 7:53 pm

If this house was built in 1913, then it might be the Roosevelt that was designed by Carlson & Wiseman. Or it might be another theater not yet listed.

Willburg145 on June 2, 2011 at 11:08 pm

My sister lived at 75 Grant Avenue between Jamaica and Etna. I used to go to her place and hang out. Many times we passed this movie theater and darn I wish I had gone in. I can’t remember when it closed but I still kick myself that I never went in.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on October 8, 2011 at 7:21 pm

The title on the marquee, which is a film that was actually titled just “Prophecy” (not “The…”), would date the photo to mid-1979. The film opened June 15th, that year.

Willburg145 on May 21, 2013 at 8:12 am

Was it closed due to poor attendance?

RobertR on February 18, 2014 at 10:57 am

Ed Solero I put that title up LOL

EyesForwardNoTalking on February 9, 2015 at 7:24 pm

There is a nice write-up in the Leader-Observer’s March 5, 1914 issue which came out the Thursday after the opening weekend as the Forest Park Theatre:

Some cliff notes: Opening date: February 28, 1914; Seating for 600+ [with hat racks, foot rests, ample spacing]; Two box offices; Extensive exterior & interior decoration

Architects: Maull & McMunn; Builder: Jacob Weber; Decorating: R. Maller; Owners: John Linker, Jacob Weber, Joseph Herrlein

http://fultonhistory.com/Newspapers 23/Forest Parkway NY Leader Observer/Forest Parkway NY Leader Observer 1912-1914/Forest Parkway NY Leader Observer 1912-1914 – 0927.pdf

jaysonD on January 2, 2017 at 3:21 pm

Grew up six blocks away…saw many great movies here…Ben Hur, Sound of Music….had a popcorn machine in the lobby, for fifty cents you got a large cup of popcorn and you can press the button for butter ….the soda machine was right next to it for 25 cents…even got ice in the cup! My Parents told me that back in the 50’s they used to have give aways at the theatre…China sets, knife sets, etc…

Jake Bottero
Jake Bottero on May 22, 2021 at 4:54 am

No home of the 99¢ Deal.

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