NEW YORK (AP) -- An encore is planned this summer for a former vaudeville theater in Queens.
Its new owners say the Ridgewood Theatre will reopen in July with a three-screen cinema and shops.
The Ridgewood opened in 1916 and closed a year ago. It was billed as the oldest continuously operating movie house in the nation.
The New York City landmarks commission will consider historic designation later this spring. The owners say they won't oppose the designation as long as it's only for the building's exterior.
The Ridgewood was one of more than 300 theaters across the nation designed by architect Thomas Lamb. A few remain, including the Ziegfeld in midtown Manhattan.