In Jackson Heights, a hidden treasure is found behind the marquee of the Jackson "1-2-3" Triplex movie theater.
Called "the best Cinema Treasure theater still operating in Queens" by Cinema Treasures, the theater dates back to the 1920s when its silent films were accompanied by an orchestra and a Wurlitzer organ that apparently had the ability to effect the sounds of horse hooves, steamboat whistles, and fire gongs.
The interior of the lobby looks much like it did back when these old photos were taken. Today, instead of organ music, the movies come accompanied with Spanish subtitles. And, upstairs, you will find a billiards parlor.