There was a time that Rockaway had amenities such as movie theaters - three of them to be exact, the RKO Columbia (pictured), the Strand and the Gem (later to be renamed the Pix). This 1957 photo was taken during the winter of 1957 at the corner of Central Avenue and Cornaga Avenue, looking north. One long-time Rockaway resident saw the photo and said that he had fond memories of watching vaudeville 030p3_xlg.jpg

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