Leonard Maltin’s A MOVIE PALACE IN DISGUISE

From indiewire.com | By Leonard Maltin

“Los Angeles is lucky to have so many vintage movie palaces still standing and available for screenings, as opposed to my home town of New York City, which has surprisingly few. That’s why I was delighted to learn about one in Queens I never knew about: the former Loews Valencia, now the Tabernacle of Prayer on Jamaica Avenue.

The man who chronicles it so well on his website is a professional movie and television location scout, and thanks to my pal Rick Scheckman I now have hours ahead of me checking out his many posts about interesting and unusual places in the City. To see his fabulous photos of the former Valencia, and his astute observations, click HERE...”

(For the full blog post, click here. And a big thank you to Leonard for the shout out!)

(For the post from Scouting NY by Leonard’s friend Rick Scheckman, click here.)
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For a little extra, here’s what we’ve dug up photo-wise in the American Theatre Architecture Archive (which is absolutely FULL of materials about NYC theatres) about the Valencia:

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