TottenvilleMemories (Part 3)
Palace and Stadium Theaters in Tottenville
As I continue to share from the si350 program at theTottenville Library, I look forward to your comments
& to connect you withTommy Dee for the cash reward he is offering.
Tommy Dee spoke at the event of his ten years of research of Staten Island theaters, not only in Tottenville,
but also throughout Staten Island. He shared that Staten Island had over 60 theaters, and he knows about
every one of them. His work includes a documentary scheduled for next year.
Before discussing the cash he is offering, I’d like to share a bit about the two Tottenville Theaters.
The Palace opened in 1914 and was a beautiful old time silent movie theater on Craig Avenue that closed
not long after theStadium opened, unable to compete with the new theater that was twice as large
on Main Street and showed “talkies.”
The inaugural opening of the Stadium was on July 12,1927, closing as a movie house in 1957.
The reported last movie shown at the Stadium before it shut its doors was Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison.
A link below allows you to view video clips of that and seven other movies shown at the Stadium.
Now to the cash reward. Tommy Dee is looking for photos, posters, and programs that he does not
already have from any theater on Staten Island from the 1900’s to the 1960’s.
So check out those attics & basements; ask family & friends; check out those yard sales;
& contact me at AngieMangino@aol.com and I will forward the information to Tommy.
Staten Island's 350th Anniversary (1661- 2011)