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This historic theater in Queens Town of Flushing, New York was designed by one of America’s foremost theater architects, Thomas W. Lamb. The RKO Keith Theater opened on Christmas Day, 1928 with nearly 3,000 seats and a Spanish Baroque Revival interior. It was dubbed “the most unique playhouse in the East.” Judy Garland, Bob Hope, the Marx Brothers, and many more performed here during its heyday, but the theater eventually closed in 1986 and suffered many illegal acts by its following owner, from illegally gutting some of the interior to dumping 10,000 gallons of waste oil in the basement. In 2016, the building was sold to real estate developers who plan on building a 16 story luxury condominium tower in its space. 


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