Friday, March 12, 2010

Fundraiser To Save RKO Keith's Flushing Theatre, Fri, March 19 at 8 PM

This is a preservation cause that calls for citywide and nationwide support! Please attend the comedy fundraiser to save the historic RKO Keith's Flushing Theatre, an endangered highly significant gem designed by America's foremost theater architect, Thomas Lamb in Flushing. This theater holds a special place in the hearts of many, but has been victimized for over 2 decades.

Fundraiser Details

- Friday, March 19th at 8 PM at Fuzzy's Wolfrose, 239-21 Braddock Avenue, Bellerose, NY. Please hurry, since tickets are selling out fast!
- Besides an evening of comedy, it will also feature a silent auction, music & dancing!
- If you cannot attend, you can still donate.

For the most up to date campaign information, history, photos, and contact information, please visit and bookmark:


2. Facebook Group for Friends of RKO Keith's Flushing Theatre:!/group.php?gid=60984938277
(Join the 2,860 members...& growing!)

3. Petition:

Please attend and contribute to a noble movement in the history of our diverse borough and city, and help spread the word to your colleagues and friends. With creativity and dedication, nothing is impossible to achieve. Power to the people! If you would like to volunteer or have questions, please contact Chair Ed Tracey:

1 comment:

  1. I was involved in the effort in 1986 to have the theater designated as a landmark. I was also involved with similar efforts with the Loews Triboro. After the Triboro was demolished due to Manes indifference, I had hopes for the Keiths. I left the effort on the Keiths when I saw Manes was bent on destroying the Keiths also. I was dead on with my assessment. Sad to say, Mr Huang inflicted mortal damage on it. As much as I love theaters,there has been too much done here. As a theater historian & seeing many old theaters in various states this should be given a decent burial. Have a firm specializing in theater restorations (perhaps the one that did the New Amsterdam ) & have them give their assessment of the viability of bringing it back. If they say it cannot be brought back, let it be demolished instead of letting it rapidly deteriorate further.