Visit The Amazing Valencia Movie Palace in Queens on September 21!


Hey everyone –

Just received word that the Tabernacle of Prayer church will be offering a rare tour of the unbelievable Valencia movie palace (read my full post here) on Saturday, September 21st at 11am!

Tours are by appointment only – contact Sister Forbes at 718-657-4210 ext. 20 to sign up. The tour is free, but if you’re planning on going, please please please consider making a donation to the church. They have worked tirelessly for decades to keep the movie palace in such excellent condition, and any help you can offer will go a long way.

I make one guarantee about the Valencia: it will take your breath away (and quite possibly move you to tears).


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  1. We attended the tour on Saturday and it was fantastic!!! The theatre is eye-boggling and we just loved Sister Forbes. What a kind soul. We hung on her every word. The tour was very well attended and Scout you should know that she sang your praises. She spoke very highly of your pictures and was just thrilled by the renewed interest in the space thanks to your posts. And it did seem that the group was made up mostly of your readers.

    One thing I would mention is that after the tour people swarmed up the balcony stairs despite Sister Forbes stating that area was off limits. Yes she could have told us that more clearly (I’m sure at the next tour she will,) but I thought it was pretty rude!

    Still, an absolutely fantastic opportunity not to be missed. Thanks so much for clueing us in to it.

    And yes, we made a donation!

  2. Oh wow – killing me that I missed this! I’ve been taking baby steps towards a quest to soak up all the Wonder Theaters. The Upper Manhattan and Bronx ones are in great shape and in use as churches, so it’s just a matter of stopping by for the service (and/or obtaining photo permissions). Thanks on behalf of the wider community for communicating this great opportunity.