Brook Theatre

3839-49 Flatlands Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11234

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uncleal923
uncleal923 on April 18, 2005 at 8:33 pm

Despite the typos, thata was a cuta story sure as theaters have popcorna

Theaterat
Theaterat on April 18, 2005 at 3:14 pm

TYPOS Above. Nor did I ever go back to the Brook!

Theaterat
Theaterat on April 18, 2005 at 3:06 pm

Even though the Brook was a very nice Deco drsign theater, I remember it for a very bifferent reason. In the summer of 77. I had a few dates with a girl who lived in the area. I really did not like her very much, so I was looking to dump her.We wnnt to the Brook to see NEW YORK NEW YORK, a real stinkeroo of a movie with Di Niro and Liza Minelli.No sooner were in then came her mother! The mother was a typical old Italian woman from the other side with the black dress and the “horns”.She started to yell and scream at her daughter. Then she turned to me and said “ I dont wanna my daughter to go outa with a Jew” I told her take it easy, Im aot Jewish. I am Italian and Irish. Even if I were Jewish, what difference would that make I said. The mother than started to slap me and said “ you gotta no respect, ypu gotta no respect. I knowa some powerful peopla and Im a gonna tell them about you” in her broken English. She smacked her daughter and dragged her out of the theater. I was so humiliated and embarassed that I just wanted to crawl in some hole and die right there, Needless to say, I never dated this girl again..

RobertR
RobertR on November 22, 2004 at 5:37 pm

My friend who lived nearby said she does not think this theatre ever did real good business. Does anyone know? It was a very nice place and was well maintained.

Nitebeat
Nitebeat on November 22, 2004 at 3:53 pm

Regarding the previous post, I was referring to the MARINE theatre where the Munsters had parked!

Nitebeat
Nitebeat on November 22, 2004 at 3:52 pm

Back in the mid 60s I saw the “stars” of ‘The Munsters’ who had parked their TV car in front of the theatre. I don’t remember the occasion but I surmise it must have been promoting a movie about them or something. Anyone remember this and the occasion??? I also remember going across the street to Luigi’s Italian restaurant for a tasty dinner and I often shopped at Mac’s Mens shop up the block, Anyone remember all of this???

uncleal923
uncleal923 on November 15, 2004 at 8:32 pm

I was at the Brook to see the rerelease of Walt Disney’s Lady and the Tramp. I also attended a play group at Saint Thomas Aquinas, which was across the street. While that movie was playing we would see the crowd in front of the theater. People passed me off when I said that many of them were dog lovers (I was nine, so I thought I knew more than I did).

JoeR
JoeR on June 2, 2004 at 2:09 pm

I worked there while in high school in 1968-69. I remember seeing the Clint Eastwood/Sergio Leone spaghetti westerns, The April Fools with Jack Lemmon and seeing Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ( a popular kids movie) more times than any human should endure. I also remember going around the corner to the Marine to see The Sand Pebbles(for free, of course). I also think I remember the mgmt circulating a petition to stop cable tv.
Joe R

Orlando
Orlando on May 7, 2004 at 9:12 am

The Marine closed to be sold to the bank on the corner for a parking lot, not because of insurance. Century still had the Brook around the corner. I remember seeing this theatre being demolished. The sun streamed into the salmon colored auditorium walls as it was razed. The two store fronts survived the demolition and the lobby was rebuilt into another storefront.

RobertR
RobertR on January 29, 2004 at 9:00 am

I saw Cabaret here, a family friend lived around the corner and she went to this theatre all the time. I remember it then as being a very nice spacious Centurys house. Too bad it’s gone now, I think Centurys chose to just ass more screens to Kings Plaza which is a few blocks away.

DavidM
DavidM on January 10, 2004 at 11:02 am

The Brook and Marine Theaters were both owned by Century Theaters.

William
William on November 14, 2003 at 4:39 pm

The Brook Theatre was located at 3839-49 Flatlands Ave. and it seated 1460 people.

philipgoldberg
philipgoldberg on November 13, 2002 at 11:50 am

I recently went past it, and it’s still an Insurance office building, but the company that nows calls it home is Met Life.