Cobble Hill Cinemas

265 Court Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11231

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 6, 2004 at 2:03 pm

When the Cobble Hill Cinemas was known as the Lido Theater in 1941, The Film Daily Yearbook for that year gives a seating capacity of 500.

Localboy on December 6, 2004 at 1:51 pm

Sorry, philipgoldberg, but Orlando is right. I have lived (and am still living) in that neighborhood for 50 years and can state for a fact that it was called the REX before it was the Cobble Hill. It was referred to as the “Godzilla theatre” among the local kids in the late 50s and early 60s because it was the only local theatre that showed these films.

Camden on July 1, 2004 at 2:18 pm

I forgot about directions. Take the F or G train to the Bergen stop and walk over to Court Street, then proceed south a short block or two. The theatre is close by, at Court Street and Butler Street.

bamtino on July 1, 2004 at 1:33 pm

The theater’s address is 265 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231.

philipgoldberg on July 1, 2004 at 1:16 pm

Sorry Orlanod, this was the Rio Theater before becoming the Cobble Hill. I vividly recall the vertical sign.

Camden on July 1, 2004 at 12:33 pm

This is a wonderfully comfortable neighborhood theatre with an unusual ticket pricing system. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, it’s $5 a ticket until 5PM. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, it’s $5 all day long. On Saturdays and Sundays, it’s $5 until 2PM. I saw “Fahrenheit 9/11” there last week and will see it again and “Spiderman 2” there tomorrow if I have time for both (if not, I’ll settle for an encore of “Fahrenheit 9/11,” which is the most powerful movie I’ve ever seen).


HomegaMan on June 22, 2004 at 8:53 am

I have been to the Cobble Hill many atime to see the Art House flicks they don’t normally show anywhere else. I saw “Ed Wood” there on a sneal preview where my wife and I received a collectors shirt from the film. I also saw “The Mask” there with my summer camp group in 1994. My sister and I (and nobody else) saw David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me” there as well. The last movie I saw there was “Batman Forever” in 1995.

Nelson on February 15, 2004 at 2:03 pm

Currently this theatre is my favorite alternative to the Regal cinemas a few blocks away, IT doesnt have the sound or the room (the seats can feel very very cramped) but it has a bunch of discount times and shows the indie and foreign films (like the Angelica). I would avoid it for the first run blockbusters (the theatres are way too small for those). Overall if you are looking for a small theatre that will have less crowds for a midweek movie this is the local place to go.

Orlando on February 3, 2004 at 7:53 am

Mr. Goldberg must check his facts before submitting information on theatres that are incorrect. The Cobble Hill Cinemas was originally the Lido Theatre on Court Street. The Rio Piedras Theatre was the new name of Loew’s Broadway at Broadway & Stockton Street in the 1970’s. The Lido was a few blocks from the Paras Court, which was on the opposite side of the street. The Paras Court facade is still intact. The Lido had a number of operaters in the 1950/60’s and became the Rex Cinema in early 1970’s. After the Rex, it became the Cobble Hill Cinemas. The Paras Court and the Gloria Theatres also on Court Street closed in the 1950’s.

schmee123 on February 3, 2004 at 7:31 am

In the late eighties the theater became a revival house playing cult movies like Eraserhead. I had friends who lived in an apartment above the theater. They were forced out and they made another theater were they were living.

philipgoldberg on January 7, 2003 at 12:14 pm

The theater was originally named the Para(s) Court.