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Click “view larger picture'‘ on the link above and then "street view,’‘ and I believe you can see where the marquee was attached to the building to the right of the deli. We lived in Queensbridge until I was around 10, and we frequently went to the Beacon, where my Uncle Mike’s brother John worked the door. Among the movies I remember seeing there were The Man With the Golden Arm, The King and I, South Pacific, and Love Me Tender.
Francis Ford Coppola mentions seeing “The Thief of Bagdhad'‘ (1940) and other Alexandra Korda productions, as well as Universal productions including Abbott and Costello movies, in a commentary track for the new Criterion Collection DVD of "Thief of Baghdad.’'
Warren, it isn’t in Jackson Heights, either. City officials confirmed to me that is a few block outside that community, in East Elmhurst. That’s also the location specified in the opening-night story somebody linked to here.
The Fair isn’t in Jackson Heights, either. It’s in East Elmhurst. A Gay City News article I recently linked to in my blog suggests the Bollywood thing is just a 60/40 ploy.
That’s an excellent question, pmullins. No, management at the Fair is still not talking to The Post. But I expect our interpid correspondents here will be visiting next weekend to let us know exactly what’s going on. And The Post is going to be doing a piece on the Bollywood circuit one of these days. Jeffrey, what do you THINK is going on at the RKO Keith’s?
I called the Fair last night and they are, indeed, switching to Bollywood fare next Thursday, April 6. Perhaps that’s why they didn’t want to talk with me when I visited a couple of weeks ago. Thanks to all of the contributors on this page and related pages who helped make my article possible. http://blogs.nypost.com/movies