A vintage movie theater dating back to the Great Depression has been torn down in Jackson Heights and the plans for a new mixed-used building to fill the vacant lot are in limbo.
The Polk Theatre, located at the corner of 93rd Street and 37th Avenue, had become an adult theater before closing in 2006.
The building was demolished sometime in February. Property owner Henry Zheng now hopes to construct a six-story, mixed-use building on the site, but his plans have been challenged by the city.
According to a Village Voice article published shortly before the Polk closed, the theater was run down, but many of its art deco features were intact.
Jax Heights' Polk Theatre razed
Photo from Forgotten NY