Pavilion Theatre

188 Prospect Park West,
Park Slope,
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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ridethectrain
ridethectrain on July 4, 2006 at 11:49 am

dOES ANYONE KNOW THE CAPACITY HOW DID THEY MAKE A NINETH SCREEN

frankie
frankie on March 6, 2006 at 10:04 am

I live ten or fifteen minutes from this theater, and a friend tells me it may be closing. Anybody else know anything about this ?

hardbop
hardbop on April 18, 2005 at 1:53 pm

Is there a listing for the Pavilion Brooklyn Heights?

DougDouglass
DougDouglass on January 24, 2005 at 3:55 am

Today’s New York Post reports The Pavilion will become the city’s first theatre with all-digital capability this Spring.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 13, 2004 at 4:16 pm

The architect of the 1928 built Sanders was Edward Kleinert. It originally had a seating capacity of 1,501. The original architectural style of the interior was Middle Eastern and it had a Wurlitzer 2 Manual/7 Rank (Opus 1816) theatre pipe organ installed, which was removed many years ago.

AdkNorth
AdkNorth on October 8, 2004 at 9:40 pm

It is certainly nice to have one of our neighborhood theatres still standing, but I’ve always thought the chop job on this building was cramped and ridiculous – eight screens where there was one. Anyhow, nice to have it, but it freaks me out in a fire-trap sort of way. There’s really very little left of the interior. I think most of us can usually figure out “what was where” in these old theatres, but this place is tough. Every inch of this building is being used as something. I go here now and then, but more often I find myself at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Rose Cinemas – chopped up, but not as severe and they really managed to retain a great deal of the building’s integrity.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on August 18, 2004 at 10:20 am

This theatre dates back to 1908, when the brothers Harry & Rudolph Sanders opened a nickelodeon called the Marathon on the site. Rapidly expanding into adjacent storefronts, the Marathon developed into a theatre of 500 seats. In 1928, the owners replaced the Marathon with the entirely new and self-named Sanders Theatre, tripling their seating capacity to 1,581. When the Sanders finally closed in 1978, plans to convert it into retail or residential space never bore fruit. In 1993, exhibitor Norman Adie and three local investors bought the property. In 1996, they re-opened it as the Pavilion Theatre with three screens. Five more have been added since.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on April 28, 2004 at 9:54 am

The spelling for this theatre is Pavilion, not Pavillion.

jays
jays on March 17, 2004 at 11:15 pm

this theatre is beautiful as far as modern multiplexes go. It’s very clean and intimate when it first opened I saw “Seige” in theatre 1 which was big and (I know i’m a bit obsessive with this) but the curtains even closed which no longer exists in Brooklyn I can vouch for that, but that quickly changed when they added 2 more cinemas in the complex going from 6 to 8 screens it still was a large cinema with the conversion a modern multiplex nicely done.

philipgoldberg
philipgoldberg on November 12, 2002 at 2:23 pm

This theater building stands on the site of the former one-story Sanders Theater, which was razed in the 1920’s to construct this much more opulent movie house. Also, after the Sanders closed in the late ‘70s, it remained vacant for over 20 years, as various plans were hatched as to what to do with it. They ranged from turning it into a co-op to splitting the building into two halves. The bottom portion being a hardware store, and the balcony turned into a twin cinema. RKO Century looked at it during this “closed” period and thought it not wide enough to convert into a quad so they scrapped their plans. Yet the new owners have had little problem transforming the building into a very popular eightplex.