Shore Theater - "Returning To Kansas" - Brooklyn, New York
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 40° 34.541 W 073° 58.886
18T E 586210 N 4492154
Quick Description: The Shore Theater appears in the third panel of this Zippy strip. The building still stands, but the SHORE sign at the corner of the building has been removed.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 8/3/2018 1:36:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMYWWN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
The Shore Theater was built in 1925 as the Loew’s Coney Island, according to historian Charles Denson. It housed Vaudeville acts in its heyday. The building has been vacant for decades and fell into serious disrepair.

The famed marquee of Coney Island’s landmarked Shore Theater is gone forever, and a new neon sign won’t get built until the insurance pays up, says the Brooklyn Daily.

In January, 2016, a developer bought Coney Island’s long-neglected Shore Theater and plans to restore the 90-year-old landmark to its former glory, reports the Brooklyn Daily. Jasmine Bullard, daughter of People’s Playground land baron Horace Bullard, sold the icon to Pye Properties for $20 million.

In the comic strip, Zippy and Griffy reminisce while walking around Coney Island in Brooklyn. They walk by Nathans and then they're back at the Shore Theater. The spot where Zippy looks at the word Kansas is covered by construction panels, it's unknown if it still exists.

The Shore Theater can be seen in Google Street View.

Date the strip ran: 7/15/2003

Strip Name: Returning To Kansas

Location of item featured in the strip: 1230 Surf. Ave at Stillwell, Brooklyn, NY

Link to the Strip: [Web Link]

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