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No decision on plan to demolish theater

Great Neck Estate's historic First Playhouse Theater on

Great Neck Estate's historic First Playhouse Theater on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Village officials have not reached a decision on a proposal to raze the theater to make way for a 20-unit apartment building. Credit: Steve Pfost

Great Neck Estates village officials again have not reached a decision on the much-debated proposal to raze the historic First Playhouse Theater to make way for a 20-unit apartment building.

Discussion of the issue had been scheduled for last Monday as part of the mayor's report during the village board of trustees meeting, but it was pulled from the agenda.

Village Administrator Kathleen L. Santelli said no decision had been reached and that the issue may be on the agenda for the next board meeting on April 13.

The theater, built in 1925, is at Maple Drive and Middle Neck Road. Jazz Age greats such as Irving Berlin, and the Marx Brothers comedians, performed at the theater. Preservationists have urged village officials to save the building from demolition.

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