Granada Theatre

2819 Church Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11226

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William on November 14, 2003 at 6:17 pm

The Granada Theatre was located at 2819 Church Ave. and it seated 1563 people.

Orlando on October 18, 2003 at 6:56 am

I also worked at the Granada from 1960-
1974. There was a balcony and a loge. It opened in 1924 as the Filmland replacing an open-air theatre. It then became the Crescent and the Acova Village in late ‘20’s and early '30’s. It became the Granada in 1932. It also had a stagehouse with dressing rooms. It became $1.00 house in late 1968 as it was my local moviehouse when Mr. Schiering was leasing from Cinema V. The Golden"s followed in late 1974 and made the theatre more successful by booking films that were more popular with the everchanging neighborhood. By
1981, Cinema V took the building back and RKO/Century were the final lessee’s when it closed in 1983. The building then became a C-TOWN Supermarket and then an eletronics and bargain store. The building is still STANDING today as the RiteAid Drugstore (what else?). The building is on Church between Rogers and Nostrand Avenues. The balcony and the backstage may still be intact since the were covered over that last time I was in the building some ten years ago.
Three window arches are still visible from the street and the fire escapes have been removed. There are alleyways on each side of the building.

bruces on January 11, 2003 at 1:30 pm

Worked at the “GRANADA THEATRE” Brooklyn, NY in 1972. Your listing incorrectly says it did not have a balcony, it did. Before it was taken over by Golden Theatres, it was run for years by Max Scheiring. I believe it was built by “Cinema 5” Theatres.