Queens — Loew’s Plaza Theatre — Corona

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<h3 class="venue_name">Loew&#39;s Plaza Theatre</h3> (Corona)
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<div align="left"><h2 class="venue">Loew&#39;s Plaza Theatre</h2>
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Loew&#39;s Plaza Theatre - Queens Village (Queens), NY <td width="250"><img src="/Organs/Qns/img/LoewsPlazaThOldExt.jpg" alt="Loew&#39;s Plaza Theatre - Corona (Queens), N.Y. (credit: Cinema Treasures)" width="250" border="0"> <div><span class="address">103-12 Roosevelt Avenue<br> Corona (Queens), N.Y. 11368 </span></div> <img src="../img/LoewsPlazaThExt.jpg" alt="Loew&#39;s Plaza Theatre - Corona (Queens), N.Y." width="250" > <td width="250"><span class="address"><img src="/Organs/Qns/img/LoewsPlazaThInt.jpg" alt="Loew&#39;s Plaza Theatre - Corona (Queens), N.Y. (credit: AJWB Collection)" width="250" border="0" ></span> <span class="address">Loew&#39;s Plaza Theatre was designed by R. Thomas Short and first opened in November, 1927. In its first few years, the 2,151-seat theatre presented vaudeville with a feature movie, then switched to double features that were first run for Corona, Jackson Heights, and surrounding area. After Loew&#39;s built the larger and more luxurious Valencia in Jamaica and Triboro in Astoria, the Plaza landed on the bottom tier with the circuit&#39;s other Queens theatres &mdash; the Hillside, Willard, Prospect, and Woodside. The Valencia got the double-feature programs first, the Triboro a week after that, and the others a week after the Triboro.<br> In 1952, Loew&#39;s was forced to divest the Plaza in order to comply with Federal anti-trust regulations, and the theatre became part of the Century Circuit, which finally closed it due to a decline in the neighborhood. An "indie" took over, twinned the theatre and converted it to showing the latest Hollywood movies with spanish subtitles. The Teatro Plaza closed in late 2005. </span></DIV> | <a href="/index.html" target="_top">NYC AGO Home Page</a> | <A HREF="/Organs/Qns/index.html" target="_top">Back to NYC Organs List</A> |
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<div><span class="address">103-12 Roosevelt Avenue<br> <td width="250"><span class="address"><img src="/Organs/Qns/img/LoewsPlazaThInt.jpg" alt="Loew&#39;s Plaza Theatre - Corona (Queens), N.Y. (credit: AJWB Collection)" width="250" border="0" ></span> <span class="address">Loew&#39;s Plaza Theatre was designed by R. Thomas Short and first opened in November, 1927. In its first few years, the 2,151-seat theatre presented vaudeville with a feature movie, then switched to double features that were first run for Corona, Jackson Heights, and surrounding area. After Loew&#39;s built the larger and more luxurious Valencia in Jamaica and Triboro in Astoria, the Plaza landed on the bottom tier with the circuit&#39;s other Queens theatres &mdash; the Hillside, Willard, Prospect, and Woodside. The Valencia got the double-feature programs first, the Triboro a week after that, and the others a week after the Triboro.<br>
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<td class="sources"><h2 class="sources">Sources</h2> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Cinema Treasures web site: <a href="www.cinematreasures.org" target="_parent">www.cinematreasures.org</a><br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Ochse, Orpha. <em>Austin Organs.</em> Richmond: The Organ Historical Society, 2001.<BR> Junchen, David L. <em>Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. I.</em> Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1985.<br> Photos:<br>AJWB Collection: interior.<br>Cinema Treasures web site: exterior.
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<td><h3 class="venue_name">Loew&#39;s Plaza Theatre</h3> (Corona)</td> <td>103-12 Roosevelt Avenue<br> <div class="organ">III/11 Austin Organ Co., Op. 1552 (1927) &ndash; moved to Chaminade High School, Mineola, NY (1978)</div></td>
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III/11 Austin Organ Co., Op. 1552 (1927) – moved to Chaminade High School, Mineola, NY (1978)
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ORGAN 1/1 -- Austin Organ Company

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Austin Organ Company

Hartford, Conn. – Opus 1552 (1927)
Electro-pneumatic action
3 manuals, 11 ranks
This organ was moved to Chaminade High School, Mineola, N.Y. ----------
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