From the upper lobby you could look down to the fountain and entrance doors or enter the balcony lounge or take the ramp to the upper balcony heavens.
Now whether you entered the auditorium through the main lobby on the ground floor or the balcony lounge or heavens from the upper lobby, you would be greeted by a well dressed usher or usherette in uniform who would escort you to your seat with flashlight in hand.
A large and ornate water fountain, with water spitting from it to its pool below, stood in the center of the grand lobby.
My room had a full bathroom and large dressing area, much the size of many of todays studio apartments.
In the basement could also be found the large water cooled air conditioning plant with a blower room and blower that would stand many stories high.
To this day there is nothing that could recreate that feeling of openness and opulence.
I was told that, back in the Vaudeville days, the Keiths Grand Wurlitzer Pipe Organ would rise up to stage level with Bernie at the organ.
arrested for aggravated assault for alleged violent attacks causing serious injuries – plus other arrests for domestic violence, home invasion, counterfeit narcotics and other drugs, plus shoplifting, and larceny.
Munroe spent time in state prison for second-degree home invasion after being sentenced in Oct. Is any one around from those days to share some memories? Children included; Archie (actor/vaudevillian who had a wife/partner, Elinore/Eleanor), "Bella" (Sr. RKO Keiths 1962 How grand it was, the RKO Keiths on Northern Blvd in Flushing. This was before the A train I was born in 1939 and attended school at Ps121 from 1944 to 1953. Went to the Lefferts movie house and the old Casino on Liberty ave. Remember the old Fulton Flyer at Liberty and lefferts.My great grandfather, Ronald Gillies, moved his family from Greenpoint, Brooklyn to Richmond Hill sometime after 1910. Manuella), Francis, Richard/Duncan, Florence, Vincent. Albert Campbell, the recording star was my great grandmother's brother. For many years prior, it was well know as the Vaudeville House of Long Island.And although The RKO Keiths has landmark status it is sad that it will never again be as it once was. Meredith Is there anyone who may assist me w/a digital camera?