Ace Theatre

95-02 101st Avenue,
Ozone Park, NY 11416

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Previously operated by: Randforce Amusement Corp.

Functions: Daycare Center, Retail

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Ace Theatre

Built as a local bank in 1922. It was converted into a 900-seat movie theatre in 1938. It was still in operation in the 1940’s.

Contributed by F. Vacaro

Recent comments (view all 11 comments)

RobertR on February 25, 2004 at 7:50 am

Great information, I thought I knew alot about old theatres in Queens but nver heard of The Farrell, The New Ozone or The State. Are you going to post them?

AntonyRoma on July 13, 2005 at 5:13 am

Warren’s posts are always /right-on". I never went to the Ace as far as I can remember, despite living three blocks from it after moving to Ozone Park from Glendale in 1957.My recollection was that it was closed even then. The Ozone Park Italian Club was on the same block,

My recollection of premiere movie houses in descending order were:
Radio City Music Hall; once every few years for the Christmas show

RKO Madison and Keiths; a real extravagance

Ridgewood; impress a date

Glenwood, Oasis, Lefferts, Crossbay; family night once or twice a month

Belvedere, Haven, Roosevelt; nest step is the itch

Casino, Acme; the itch

Ciao and excelsior,
The kid from Glendale and Ozone Park who hung out in Woodhaven, Ridgewood, Richmond Hill

Luis Vazquez
Luis Vazquez on August 7, 2007 at 3:26 pm

What did it mean when you referred to a theater as “The Itch”?

RickB on August 7, 2007 at 4:17 pm

“The itch” or a “scratch house” was a theater with a low standard of cleanliness—one that might be infested with fleas, body lice or other bugs that would make patrons itchy.

kencmcintyre on July 9, 2008 at 9:34 pm

The chinese restaurant with the yellow marquee is 95-04, so Adco Supplies adjacent would be 95-06:

kencmcintyre on July 10, 2008 at 5:37 pm

VIP is a child care center. If the auditorium is a day care center, and the lobby and foyer are retail, do you have to list both as functions?

297maujer on June 5, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Anyone know the name of a small movie theater on Jamaica Avenue somewhere around 80th street? It is now a discount store. It was between the Eldert Lane/75th Street and Forrest Parkway stop on the elevated J train. Thanks in advance.

ronnie on March 6, 2013 at 8:03 am

I was born in Ozone Park in 1940. When I was old enough to walk to the other side of town where the theater was my Mom would let me walk to the movies. The price was 10 or 12 cents for two movies, movietone news, 6 cartoons and a serial like Gene Autry, which would end with a cliff-hanger so you came back next week. Mom packed a lunch with 2 sandwiches and maybe an apple because you would be there for 4 hours. I remember the place was a mess even back then and it never had seating for 850, maybe 200. It was a good deal on weekends for Moms because it kept the kids out of her hair for hours. We moved from Ozone Park in 1950 to Levittown.

OZguy on August 20, 2017 at 5:03 pm

7 years since 297maujer asked about the theater on Jamaica Ave and 80th St.
It was the “Haven”

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