Marboro Theatre To Be DEMOLISHED In May 2005!

posted by MarkW on August 23, 2004 at 4:52 am

BROOKLYN, NY — After complaints about the Marboro Theatre’s condition since being abandoned went unanswered by UA, I went to the city’s 311 system and a local newspaper. The story was printed in the 8/23 edition which came out today. Here are the first two paragraphs of the story:

“Old Marboro Cinema to Fall; New Movie Multiplex to Rise

By Stephen Witt

For Bensonhurst fans of silver screen, there is good news and bad news regarding the abandoned Marboro Theatre at 6817 Bay Parkway.
The bad news is the building is scheduled for demolition in May 2005. The good news is that a new multiplex theatre will be built on the site with an expected reopening in April 2006, according to the owners."

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Comments (6)

br91975
br91975 on August 23, 2004 at 9:46 am

Sad, but ultimately not surprising. What newspaper did you see the above posted article in, Mark?

UAGirl
UAGirl on August 23, 2004 at 10:43 am

I hope that REG will be able to incorporate some of the stone work into the new building. This story is becoming far too common. :(

MarkW
MarkW on September 13, 2004 at 10:51 pm

The newspaper was the Bay News.

JennieL
JennieL on June 19, 2005 at 4:17 pm

It is June 2006. They should’ve started demolishion already. but it still is the same old theather just standing there.

frankcan
frankcan on August 18, 2005 at 1:39 pm

I was sorry to see that theater go. It was a modest, not very ornate theater but it was always clean, and I usually went to the discounted matinee shows. I remember seeing a headline early this year about the property being used for a new multiplex, but I haven’t heard anything new since then. I think the big problem with these theaters is the lack of nearby parking space, which is probably what helped make the UA Sheepshead Bay so successful. God knows how the Alpine manages to stay afloat.

I wish I had the money to buy the theater, I’d fix it up like the old time movie palaces and devote one of the auditoria to showing only classic movies at discounted prices. Nice dream….

mnkytrbl82
mnkytrbl82 on March 4, 2006 at 6:45 pm

There are no more theaters left in Brooklyn. The fortway on fort hamilton has been such down, along with the Alpine that will be closing real soon. As for the Marboro, a new theater is not being built there, there is going to be office space.
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