Annalou Christensen, Clip 12: Movie theaters in Flushing
Collection: Queens Memory Project Collection at Queens College Libraries' Department of Special Collections and Archives: Annalou Christensen
Description: Annalou Christensen recalls the Janus movie theater on Main Street and Northern Boulevard nicknamed the "Itch and Scratch". It was old broken and broken down, probably earned its nickname from the bug infestations. The boys used to go there because it showed cowboy movies. There was also the Prospect Theatre which showed MGM movies, and the Taft Theatre. Christensen went to the first screening at RKO Keith's Theatre of the movie, "In Old Arizona". The theater was designed with a Spanish style open courtyard.
Motion picture theaters; Taft Theatre; Prospect Theatre; RKO Keith's Flushing Theatre
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