Flatbush Pavilion

314 Flatbush Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11238

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 9, 2006 at 7:58 am

This website has a page of photos of the Flatbush Pavilion. Click each thumbnail to expand it.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 29, 2006 at 4:22 am

A 2005 marquee photo of the Flatbush Pavilion can be seen here.

genahy on October 3, 2005 at 1:49 pm

Some tricksters/PR people for a new restaurant rearranged the letters on the marquee to read “revel in fish in non glaring semen from Havana.” Passed it by a few days ago; made me want to cry, and reminded me of the last days of the old Times Square, when titles of movies were rearranged into “poetry.”

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Now the word is the store will be an American Apparel. Wonderful.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 30, 2005 at 9:09 am

A photo of the marquee can be seen here:
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uncleal923 on June 8, 2005 at 8:32 pm

Thanx dailyheights

uncleal923 on June 8, 2005 at 8:18 pm

Is the marquis still up?

lostbrooklyn on March 22, 2005 at 10:33 am

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They’re converting it into a pool!!!

KenRoe on March 19, 2005 at 2:35 pm

The Film Daily Yearbook, 1930 gives a seating capacity of the Bunny Theatre as 450 and lists it as ‘closed’. By the 1941 edition it still has the same seating capacity, but has been re-named Plaza Theatre.

Divinity on March 19, 2005 at 2:20 pm

Was it attractive?

JimRankin on March 18, 2005 at 11:43 am

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

RobertR on March 17, 2005 at 6:59 am

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

dailyheights on March 17, 2005 at 6:11 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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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 7, 2005 at 6:12 pm

A current real estate report lists this address as a two story store/office building built in 1913. I did a search from 312 to 350 Flatbush Ave and not one building is listed as a movie theater.

314 Flatbush Avenue, Crown Heights, New York 11238

Block & Lot #: 01057 – 0014
Building Class: Store Building, Two-Story Or Store/Office (K2)
School District: 13 map/schools
City Council District: 33
Police Precinct: 78 (Crime Statistics)
Political Contributions: search
Zoning R7A
Building Size (F x D): 131.25ft x 51.58ft
Lot Size (F x D): 131.25ft x 167.25ft
Building Height: –
Total Gross Area of Building:
Year Built: 1913
Historic District?: No
Corner Lot?: No
Has Garage?: No
Number of Floors: 2

Units: 0

FAR as built: 1.50
Allowable FAR: 4.00

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 7, 2005 at 5:13 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 5:09 pm

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

MarkW on December 8, 2004 at 9:54 pm

Any updates on this theatre?

indiehouse on October 8, 2004 at 8:22 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 2:22 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 12:25 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 11:29 am

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 6:06 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 3:23 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 7:00 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 2:36 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.