Beth of The Best Hearts are Crunchy is hosting Postcard Friendship Friday now. At her blog today she tells us the legend of the Dogwood Tree.
Here's a vintage photo of the movie theatre I grew up going to for all the great movies of my day.
Once one of the most celebrated movie palaces of New York City, the RKO Keith's Theatre in the Flushing section of Queens, is only a ghost of its former self.
Opened in 1928, by the 1970's, the theatre had been tripled, and as legend has it, in 1986, after almost sixty years of showing movies, the theater was closed and sold. Soon after, its owner attempted to demolish it before a hearing could be held to decide its fate.
Having already removed its famous facade and with part of the theater already gutted, the demolition was halted by the city. The owner soon forfeited the property, and the damaged and stripped RKO Keith's Theatre has sat and waited for its final demolition for almost 30 years.
No one has ever decided what to do with the building and it sits to this day.