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Offline JHICON

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Re: Jackson Triplex Theater on 82nd St closes doors for good
« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2009, 11:54:41 PM »
can we protest this? or something is there any way to fight this?
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Re: Jackson Triplex Theater on 82nd St closes doors for good
« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2009, 10:51:04 AM »
This is such a shame. :'(

It is important for a community to have at least one movie theater.
I have lived in JH for a long time. When I was growing up we had many theaters.
Mainly the Jackson, the Colony an the Boulevard.
It was great to be able to pick a movie and walk over to the theater.
Then dinner in the area.
Great weekend fun. :D

Let's try to find someone to save (and clean up) the Jackson as soon as possible.
It's important.
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Offline dotley

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Re: Jackson Triplex Theater on 82nd St closes doors for good
« Reply #32 on: October 22, 2009, 06:46:26 AM »
Can we appeal to Daniel Drumm to help?  Both theaters are worth saving.  Could one not be turned into a Community Theater?  Is there any way we can try and get them landmarked? 

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Re: Jackson Triplex Theater on 82nd St closes doors for good
« Reply #33 on: October 22, 2009, 08:13:33 AM »
I have fixed broken links to old pictures of the theater here:
http://www.jacksonheightslife.com/community/index.php?topic=1268.msg9180#msg9180

Offline dssjh

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Re: Jackson Triplex Theater on 82nd St closes doors for good
« Reply #34 on: October 22, 2009, 08:23:48 AM »
wow.

i guess if i close my eyes and imagine, i can see some of that grandeur but


just wow.


i didn't even mind the current, pretty rundown version of the place, so i hope there's a way to salvage it.

Offline julesnyc

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Re: Jackson Triplex Theater on 82nd St closes doors for good
« Reply #35 on: October 22, 2009, 09:35:53 AM »
I am reminded of this story:

There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.
Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.
Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody's job.
Everybody thought that Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it.
It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

If the interested parties who have posted here would like to organize a group and hold meetings to create a plan for saving the theater, we would be happy to host at e77.

Offline homeowner

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Re: Jackson Triplex Theater on 82nd St closes doors for good
« Reply #36 on: October 22, 2009, 10:05:30 AM »
I've never been inside either theatre but it's heartbreaking to see these grand theatres deteriorate or be torn down.  The RKO Keith on Main Street is the worst example.   :'(

In Kew Gardens, the theatre there was for many years a run down porn house.  Years ago it was restored and is now a lovely art deco theatre.


Offline Jeffsayyes

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Re: Jackson Triplex Theater on 82nd St closes doors for good
« Reply #37 on: October 22, 2009, 10:17:51 AM »
I am reminded of this story:

There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.
Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.
Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody's job.
Everybody thought that Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it.
It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.


Exactly!

Offline Griswold Girl

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Re: Jackson Triplex Theater on 82nd St closes doors for good
« Reply #38 on: October 22, 2009, 10:28:00 AM »
I like Jeff's post. So true.

It seems like such a unique opportunity that not one -but two- historic movie theaters are avail in Jackson Heights. 

I wonder if we could contact any local institutions that might have the infrastructure in place suited for taking something like that over (i.e. Queens Museum of Art, Queens Council on the Arts, Museum of the Moving Image, MoMA as a satellite branch).  Problem is, that these institutions are struggling at times like these and are cutting back rather than expanding. 

Offline Shelby2

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Re: Jackson Triplex Theater on 82nd St closes doors for good
« Reply #39 on: October 22, 2009, 11:14:30 AM »
There's a series of photos of historic theaters on the Bridge and Tunnel website .  Many appear to be no longer operating as theaters.  I guess this situation is not unusual.  

I noticed when I walked up Roosevelt one day into Corona that there is a historic theater there that now has a Walgreens in front.  Perhaps it's already been discussed somewhere on this site, but I hadn't known about it and was surprised to see it. Google street view image of Corona Plaza Theater adjacent to 103rd St. station on the 7 train

According to Forgotten-NY, it's called the Corona Plaza Theater and  still operates as a theater showing Spanish language films.  Link to Forgotten NY .  You have to page down about half-way or use the "find" function and type "Plaza" to see details and photos.

If it really still operates as a movie theater, we should find out the secret to its success.

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Re: Jackson Triplex Theater on 82nd St closes doors for good
« Reply #40 on: October 22, 2009, 11:43:55 AM »
I have many fond memories at Jackson Triplex.  Sure it was rundown and poorly kept, but it's a staple in Jackson Heights history. For one, it inspired my career as filmmaker. I always dreamed of screening one of my films at this movie house, I was suppose to this year with the Food and Film Festival.

I won't allow them to take that dream away from me. I'm willing to create a petition or reach out to the city council.  There has to be a way to landmark this theater. We're right around the corner from the elections. We can sway public interest at a time like this.

Who's with me?
email: stephenalexvasquez@gmail.com

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Re: Jackson Triplex Theater on 82nd St closes doors for good
« Reply #41 on: October 22, 2009, 12:45:54 PM »
I just realized that the JH film and food festival is also canceled b/c it was going to be held there. Bummer !

Offline Metsboy

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Re: Jackson Triplex Theater on 82nd St closes doors for good
« Reply #42 on: October 22, 2009, 01:44:18 PM »
This is such a shame. :'(

It is important for a community to have at least one movie theater.
I have lived in JH for a long time. When I was growing up we had many theaters.
Mainly the Jackson, the Colony an the Boulevard.
It was great to be able to pick a movie and walk over to the theater.
Then dinner in the area.
Great weekend fun. :D

Let's try to find someone to save (and clean up) the Jackson as soon as possible.
It's important.
s

Those 3 are gone, so is the Elmwood, The Drake, Astoria [Steinway St] and the one that used to be on Roosevelt Ave and 62st. And can't forget the RKO Keith in Flushing

Offline JHICON

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Re: Jackson Triplex Theater on 82nd St closes doors for good
« Reply #43 on: October 22, 2009, 02:07:50 PM »
I think that we as Jackson Heights residents are really lucky to have an Italian renaissance style theater, not many left in nyc, except for the ambassador theatre and a couple of others that are in the city. We can't lose this gem!! lets fight for it get your torches lets make things happen! :rockon:  lol
I love controversy geezer's brace yourselves lolol.

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Re: Jackson Triplex Theater on 82nd St closes doors for good
« Reply #44 on: October 22, 2009, 02:28:39 PM »
I dont think petitioning anyone will do anything. has it done anything to other theaters?
someone needs to open up shop there. I'm willing to work to help it, but not own it. That's better than just signing a petition.

the other ones are historic, yes. but I haven't seen anything as grand as the Jackson. sure, losing the eagle would be a shame, but this is much much worse.

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Re: Jackson Triplex Theater on 82nd St closes doors for good
« Reply #44 on: October 22, 2009, 02:28:39 PM »