One of the country's oldest movie theaters is looking for one more big premiere. Myrtle Avenue's Ridgewood Theater near the Brooklyn/Queens border became a protected city landmark earlier this year, and at the time the plan was to turn the shuttered movie palace back into a working cinema. Er, cancel that. Or not! Do whatever you want with the place, because it's now on the market through Massey Knakal for $3.9 million, which is less than half what the 52,000sf complex was seeking two years ago, the Daily News notes.
What will the theater's fate be? Maybe residential, maybe a hotel, maybe?as its broker told the News?"a Queens version of Brooklyn Bowl." A Williamsburg-style hipster hangout? That's no way to treat an old lady! Check out the gallery above for some listing photos that show the Ridgewood's seen-better-days interiors.
· Listing: 55-27 Myrtle Avenue [Massey Knakal]
· The Closer [NYDN, third item]
· Ridgewood Theater coverage [Curbed]