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Monday, December 13, 2010
Image courtesy of Municipal Arts Society of New York
Tomorrow, Tuesday December 13th 2010, The Landmarks Preservation Commission is set to landmark the long standing Shore Theater located on Surf and Stilwell Avenues in Coney Island. The structure was built in 1925 and houses a 2,400-seat theater. It was first used for vaudeville theater then used as a movie house for popular films until it ended up a porn theater in the seventies. The structure also contains six floors of office space above it. It's been sitting vacant for over thirty years and is currently owned by Horace Bullard, who operated the Kansas Chicken fast food chain, of which sits at the corner in the building. The land-marking will ensure that the Shore Theater will have a place in the future of Coney Island.