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Will project really happen this time?

New owner promises to develop RKO Keith’s Theatre in Flushing

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  • reg131 posted at 10:29 am on Fri, Dec 27, 2013.

    reg131 Posts: 34

    I find it very disheartening and sad that this iconic theatre which was a masterpiece of architecture and pleasure for decades has fallen into the hands of modern developers who have no sense of history or the past, and seek only to build, build and build more housing, which brings more congestion, more traffice, more garbage and everything else we don't need. How about taking a moratorium on development. Did it every occur to anyone that bigger isn't always better. What a wonderful museum of the moving image the RKO would have been. Perhaps a home for young aspiring dancers, musicians, actors. It could have been a community place where young and old had the opportunity to learn, teach, entertain, etc. But, alas, the hungry developers have once again swooped in and feel the need to feed their voracious appetites with just another ho-hum housing project. How very boring, mundane and predictable. The same old, same old. Housing units and retail space. Couldn't the community have come up with something more creative?