Boulevard Theatre (Queens)

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Boulevard Theatre was an 1,839-seat theater opened in 1926 in the Jackson Heights section of Queens, New York. It now lives on as the Boulevard Latin Cuisine restaurant . Herbert J. Krapp was the building's architect and it was part of the circuit. Designed as a playhouse it showed pre-openings headed for Broadway and shows closed out on Broadway. These attractions were shown Monday through Saturday, while vaudeville and a feature movie were shown on Sundays.[1][2]

It eventually became a double-feature movie house, competing with the , and was later modified into a triplex as it struggled to survive into the 1980s. It closed and was empty for a decade as neighborhood progression took hold. The owner wanted it demolished, but with community support it was eventually converted into a dinner theater venue serving the area's Hispanic community. The entrance and lobby of the theater is now a restaurant and bar, and three auditoriums in the back are used for plays, concerts, and import films.[1]


  1. ^ a b Warren G. Harris Boulevard Theatre Cinema Treasures
  2. ^ Ron Marzlock The Boulevard Theater, an icon in Jackson Heights May 7, 2009 Queens Chronicle

Coordinates: 40°45′20″N 73°53′04″W / 40.75552°N 73.88458°W / 40.75552; -73.88458

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