Alba Theatre

750 Flushing Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11206

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Bway
Bway on March 28, 2005 at 12:24 pm

Orlando, I found a photo of when Woodhull hospital is being constructed, but unfortunately, that won’t help:
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2213

Anyway, that’s the earliest photo I could find of that station or location. I wonder if the building on the left of the skeleton of Woodhull could be the theater. As far as I know, that building with the eagle on top no longer exists, as it too is I believe parrt of theh Woodhull complex. Here is another angle of that building taken on the exact same day in April 1972, when the hospital was under construction. I of course have no idea if that is the Alba, it could also be a bank that was demolished:
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2019

Astyanax
Astyanax on December 1, 2004 at 6:38 pm

Was torn down in the mid-60’s for the building of the Woodhull Hospital eyesore. Had been primarily showing Mexican double features, primarily of the Columbia Picture’s mariachi westerns type. Probably a Randforce theater, had been showing sub-run American films until the post-war period. Ornate plaster interior with a large dome ceiling. Instead of a balcony, the theater had a raised seating area with several rows that served as the smoking section; the snack bar, lounge and bathrooms were under this raised platform. The bright marquee illuminated the busy intersection of Broadway & Flushing Ave., usually shadowed by the BMT el tracks of the Jamaica line.

Orlando
Orlando on May 6, 2004 at 6:09 pm

This building has been demolished, anyone know of any photos?

William
William on November 14, 2003 at 2:46 pm

This theatre seated 1680 people.