The Landmarks Preservation Commission just approved landmark status for the Shore Theater in Coney Island. I want to thank them for making this important decision. The Shore Theater is a beacon to Coney Island’s past, and by protecting it, we protect the history of our iconic neighborhood.
The Shore Theater was constructed in 1925, and served as a live performance vaudeville venue and a movie house. While the building has been vacant since the 1970s, it remains an important fixture of the waterfront’s skyline. My dream is that, one day, live theater will flourish again in Coney Island. This designation brings us closer to that goal.http://drecchia.com/2010/12/14/landmark-status-for-the-shore-theater/