Flatbush Pavilion

314 Flatbush Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11238

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JimRankin on March 18, 2005 at 1:43 pm

The ALSO KNOWN line at top should also read “THE BUNNY”

RobertR on March 17, 2005 at 8:59 am

2005 is another bad year for classic theatres closing. It’s very sad.

dailyheights on March 17, 2005 at 8:11 am

I talked to an employee of the health club next door. She told me they bought the theater and are going to build a swimming pool in the space:
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Mike (saps) on March 7, 2005 at 7:13 pm

And this listing should probably go back to Plaza, as it seems that was its name for most of its life.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 7, 2005 at 7:09 pm

Still closed, with Man on Fire and Van Helsing still on the marquee.

MarkW on December 8, 2004 at 11:54 pm

Any updates on this theatre?

indiehouse on October 8, 2004 at 10:22 pm

Hello all…

I and my company would be very interested in this theater. Does anyone have contact information on the previous owners? We are interested in opening an Art House/digital distribution house.

Please contact me
Ralph Scott

thanks in advance

yrubenstein on August 20, 2004 at 4:22 pm

Between the Marboro UA/Regal Theater and now the Flatbush Pavillion theater it is just terrible that old Screen Gems like these theaters are going out of operation. I remember when the Elgin theater on 8th Avenue in Manhattan became the Performing Arts Space for the Joyce Theater Company. I went to the Elgin when I was a teenager and loved to watch all the Janus movies and 16mm and 35mm classic art pictures from Europe. The Pavillion should be re-opened somehow and it’s audience re-vified…..maybe by showing the “Night of the Living Dead” or a horror “Clone” movie….which has yet to appear on the horizon.

Does anybody a script for the first and foremost “Clone” Horror Movie?

Yehudah Rubenstein

br91975 on June 27, 2004 at 2:25 am

Here’s a link to a brief piece running in today’s NY Times, recounting the recent closing of the Flatbush Pavilion –

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theatrefan on June 25, 2004 at 1:29 pm

I was there on the last day of business, May 23 and saw Van Helsing. The place was in pretty much good shape, the seats fairly new, the carpets clean, the staff was pleasent, the sound and pictue quality great. It’s a shame this theatre had to close, now all we have is the Park Slope Pavillion (formerly the Sanders).

philipgoldberg on June 21, 2004 at 8:06 pm

Got inside this theater today and everything has been removed. All the seats. The projection and the sound equipment. The ticket machine. The screens remained intact and the concession stand—albeit empty—stood akimbo to its usual postion. Oddly the lights in the screening rooms were still on.

philipgoldberg on June 16, 2004 at 5:23 pm

The marquee still advertises “Van Helsing” and “Man on Fire” so it must have been a quick decision to shutter it. With its closing Flatbush Avenue which once had nearly 20 theater buildings from end to end, no has only the Kings Plaza Sixplex.

philipgoldberg on June 13, 2004 at 9:00 am

Was at the pavillion park slope with the family yeasterday. While there I spoke with the manager who told me that the Flastbush pavillion closed due to lack of patronage. The theater did okay on weekends but during the week it was a ghost town. It just couldn’t keep up the rent and taxes. So don’t expect the oldest operating movie theater in NYC to come back to life soon, if at all.

philipgoldberg on June 10, 2004 at 4:36 pm

also, this theater was never a triplex, but a twin that used the third line on the marquee whenever they were playing two films on one screen.

philipgoldberg on June 10, 2004 at 4:30 pm

I was suprised to hear that this theater closed and that Screen Arts gave up on it after only a few years.

philipgoldberg on October 23, 2002 at 4:51 pm

was built by silent film funnyman John Bunny, who also built the now-closed Nova. Throughout its history, it was an indoor mini-golf course, a XXX house called the Plaza and then it was revived as a first-run house called the Plaza and then the Plaza twin before being sold to the owner of the Pavillion Theater. To my knowledge it is the oldest operating movie theater in NYC.