Kent Theatre

1170 Coney Island Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11230

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Orlando on January 23, 2004 at 2:38 pm

The Kent Theatre opened in 1938-9. It only had 596 seats, so each of the screens now seat less than 170 allowing for the loss of seats during the “tri-plexing”. From the outside, only the box-office and very small lobby are the only unmaintained remnants of this always independently run house. It only hangs on by being the remaining screens for the nearby Midwood section. This theatre was not used in “Purple Rose Of Cairo” for the interior or the exterior shots.
That film’s “JEWEL” Theatre was inspired by the actual Jewel Theatre on Kings Highway where Woody Allen went to the movies in his Brooklyn days. The Jewel became the Cinema Kings Highway in 1965.

Anna on January 23, 2004 at 11:16 am

it still has that older day charm to it……….

MikeRadio on December 4, 2003 at 6:35 pm

The “New Kent Triplex” is independently owned… and is NOT new! In ANY way.

It is a little disgusting theatre with sound you can not hear.

I do not know how this place survives in today’s world.


William on November 15, 2003 at 9:58 am

The Kent Theatre is located at 1170 Coney Island Ave..