Posted in music | venues on October 1, 2012

Ridgewood Theater (via)
Ridgewood Theater
Ridgewood Theater

Locals have been rallying around The Ridgewood Theater for years, but even though the 1916-era space became a landmark, it still sits on Myrtle Avenue abandoned. Now the Times Ledger reports that the current owner is marketing it as a concert venue and events space.

A spokesman for the building says, "We have been marking the property for a little over a month and since then have had a lot of interest." While the space would easily transition into a venue, they are willing to hear all proposals. As a venue, it could have a capacity of somewhere between 1,900 and 2,500. -[Gothamist]

The Ridgewood Theatre closed its doors in 2008 after 92 years, eventually achieving landmark status in 2010. Now the space, located at 55-27 Myrtle Ave in Ridgewood, Queens is looking to be repurposed from a movie theater to a music venue. Who, if anyone, will step up to the plate?

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Comments (56)

hey, it's within running distance from the subway

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 1:55 PM

Bowery Presents. Who else?

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 1:57 PM

this would be a great location, close to the bus station and direct line from NYC

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 1:58 PM

would bands play that instead of MHOW?

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 2:00 PM

^ I think you want to compare it to maybe Webster Hall or Irving Plaza you dumb fucking moron. MHOW holds 600 people.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 2:05 PM

"would bands play that instead of MHOW?"

Apples and oranges on so many levels.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 2:08 PM

jesus, easy chief. he was just asking a question, lighten the fuck up.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 2:09 PM

Better than T5.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 2:15 PM

lolqueens

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 2:16 PM

2:05 you should KYS

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 2:24 PM

This is a great idea. Queens would benefit from it.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 2:25 PM

2:05 = editor in chief, Gothamist

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 2:25 PM

i don't go to queens, but more power to them

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 2:30 PM

bitch posters, thats that shiiit ii dooonttt liiiiiiiiiiiiike!

Posted by the "real" chief | October 1, 2012 2:33 PM

Just get rid of T5. Do some more shows at the original Williamsburg waterfront place. That's really all I want from NYC concert going.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 2:39 PM

Good luck getting people to trek out to Queens for shows.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 2:44 PM

"2:05 = editor in chief, Gothamist"

Ha, like Gothamist even has one. And if they do, they should be fired because their articles are some of the worst pieces of shit online

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 2:45 PM

Queens? They barely have hummus in Queens.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 2:47 PM

^obviously you've never been to Queens

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 2:57 PM

you get to see spoiled white brats and jews in Ridgewood

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 2:57 PM

that's that REAL hummus

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 2:57 PM

We are looking for the Brooklyn Queens. 3rd Bass rules!

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 2:59 PM

lookit all the little hipsters - afraid to step foot in queens where they might get a real beat down!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 2:59 PM

lol ridgewood is basically brookln. it's not like they would be doing shows in flushing. this is easier to get to from wburg/south wburg/gpoint/village than astoria is.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 3:03 PM

2:45, editor-in-chief Time Out New York

Posted by Doc Brown | October 1, 2012 3:07 PM

While it's true that Ridgewood is beginning to get some hummus, it still has the Queens stink.

No thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 3:16 PM

Ridgewood is the new Williamsburg

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 3:17 PM

No Bushwick was the new Williamsburg and now Ridgewood is the new Bushwick.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 3:20 PM

3 more years and Ridgewood will be Bushwick and Bushwick will be Williamsburg in 5 years.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 3:27 PM

ridgewood will never be the new bushwick because ridgewood is not a decaying and festering hell hole where people pay thousands of dollars to live next to a bologna factory.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 3:34 PM

They should play daytime shows there so I don't have to walk around that area at night.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 3:40 PM

I would like if this venue did matinees or daytime shows so I don't have to walk around at night.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 3:49 PM

I will not go there. Ever.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 4:18 PM

Ridgewood never became like Bushwick, very purposefully. It is a solid middle-class family-oriented neighborhood in Queens

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 6:00 PM

family-oriented=meh.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 6:41 PM

I work right in Maspeth. This will be cool if it happens.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 6:50 PM

3:34 rules.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 7:54 PM

I love these "I don't go to Queens" morons. Ridgewood is one town over from Williamsburg and Bushwick. Get over yourselves.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 8:48 PM

Keep hating on Queens everyone. The uncoolness of Queens is keeping my rent in Astoria affordable. thanks!

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 8:55 PM

3:49. I'd rather walk around Ridgewood at night than Bushwick or Bed Stuy.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 9:02 PM

Yet no one bitches and whines about that shitty venue in the Bronx where The Weeknd is playing later this month.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 9:08 PM

Queens is for old people and families. No thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 9:08 PM

I'll make a nice day of it. Dim sum in the morning at a Chinese place, a nice baseball game at Citi Field (beer, dog and pretzels please!), then truck on over to this venue to catch a hip band and dance all those calories off! Question: plugs needed?

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 9:43 PM

you'll all be here soon. then i'll have to find another place to live.... again

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 9:53 PM

^you should check out Florida.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 10:24 PM

I never liked Queens. It smells like shit but so does Bushwick.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 2:02 PM

Queens is totalllllly lame. LOL cool things dont happen there. Bad borough branding, nobody will ever go to shows here

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 6:00 PM

Ridgewood is already full of hipsters. it's bushwick minus the public housing, instead full of guido douch bags that most likely went to catholic schools. White new yorkers are such wiggers.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 8:51 PM

^TRUTH!

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 10:45 PM

LOL "cool things don't happen there". Tell that to the the Ramones, Run DMC, KISS, LL Cool J, Paul Simon, Nicki Minaj and others who came fom here.
8:51, true re: Guidos in Ridgewood. Also, lots of Polish and Germans. Honestly, if I had to live in a hipster neighborhood, I'd rather live amongst Guidos and Pollocks than around public housing.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 7:24 AM

What's really lame are people who are willing to cram 3 into an apartment or pay top dollar to live in shitty neighborhoods while risk getting shot, just so that they can live near other hipsters.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 7:29 AM

There's hardly any "hipsters" in Ridgewood, 99% immigrant and native-born families and seniors. We live there. Get over yourselves.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 5:38 PM

I don't go to Queens.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 6:43 PM

I don't go to Williamsburg or Bushwick.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 7:15 PM

I'm laughing at the frowny baby in the picture and all of the people who take him and his band seriously.

Posted by Yahoo Registration | November 25, 2012 4:01 AM

looks great.

Posted by mike | July 15, 2013 12:40 PM

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