Alpine Theatre

6817 Fifth Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11220

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AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on February 11, 2010 at 6:55 am

…but they are advertising show times for seven screens.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on February 11, 2010 at 6:05 am

Current total seating capacity is 1,381 for the five screens per their website at http://www.alpinecinemas.com/ .

martinreck
martinreck on December 19, 2009 at 4:05 pm

It’s unlikely the Film Daily Yearbook was wrong. It’s more likely my memory is wrong. Perhaps the theater was three sections wide, which would be consistent with the number of seats stated in the Yearbook. Nevertheless it still looked huge, and definitely had a much larger Cinemascope screen than any other nearby theater.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on December 12, 2009 at 4:54 pm

The 1943 Film Daily Yearbook lists it with 2163 seats. The multiplex probably used lobby space as well. The proscenium remains as storage area behind the last two screens.

martinreck
martinreck on December 12, 2009 at 4:42 pm

The number of seats (around 2200+) is for the chopped up theater. The single screen version must have been much more. As I recall (and keep in mind this goes back about 45 years), there were four sections each with fourteen seats (a bit less for a few front rows) and about 55 rows. This computes to about 3000 seats – remember this was without a balcony. It was huge! Does anyone know the exact number of seats in the original theater?

Greenpoint
Greenpoint on November 5, 2009 at 7:24 pm

Just seen “Michael Jackson:This is it” at the Alpine, lovely old theatre…..heres some (2) shots…

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2037507

Greenpoint
Greenpoint on November 1, 2009 at 5:34 pm

Here’s the Alpine Theratre website for your CT perusal….I’m checking out This is it! whose coming with?

http://www.alpinecinemas.com/alc/ca/

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 13, 2009 at 7:54 pm

Here is the Loew’s Alpine in 1970.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on March 23, 2009 at 11:23 am

Here’s a 1958 view of Loew’s Alpine:
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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 9, 2009 at 2:48 pm

Here is another photo of the Alpine.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on July 17, 2008 at 12:35 pm

On May 5, 1993, The Brooklyn Spectator published two pages of Bay Ridge movie palace memories written by Andrew Johnson and John Cocchi.

Here they are:
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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 1, 2008 at 8:08 pm

The year given for this photo of the Loew’s Alpine is 1949.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 25, 2007 at 3:13 pm

A Moller theater organ opus 2875 size 3/17 was installed in Loew’s Alpine Theater in 1921.

gerryrules73
gerryrules73 on September 10, 2007 at 5:39 pm

The theater is no longer owned by AMC. It is independently owned & uses Creative Ent. (sometimes it advertises that) as a booking service. Please update the netsite to show that.

NativeForestHiller
NativeForestHiller on September 5, 2007 at 3:54 pm

Are any changes being made which will affect or enhance the building’s historical integrity?

harrynicc
harrynicc on September 5, 2007 at 3:45 pm

check it out, the alpine has a new a/c system, brand new seats and a fresh painted floor! also ticket prices are cheaper and they even sell ice cream! sooner or later there are going to be even more changes to make this theater even better

Theatrefan
Theatrefan on September 5, 2007 at 11:49 am

The movie theatre Tony Manero (John Travolta) walks under in the opening scene of Saturday Night Fever was the Benson Twin, which was next to the Chase Manhattan Bank off of 20th Avenue and 86th Street, not the Loew’s Oriental, but you also can see the Loew’s Oriental in the very start of the film, when the B train is zooming by, it’s way off in the distance of that shot.

Mariec53
Mariec53 on August 25, 2007 at 1:29 am

The movie theatre in SNF is the Loews Oriental under the el on 86th street.

efriedmann
efriedmann on July 19, 2007 at 2:31 pm

Is this the theater that can be seen behind John Travolta as he struts his stuff in the opening scene of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, with the movie title, NETWORK, on the marquee?

And if not, which theater is it?

MikeRadio
MikeRadio on July 7, 2007 at 8:51 pm

When is this place closing?

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 22, 2006 at 7:06 am

He must have slipped those other photos in when I wasn’t looking. :) You can post a comment on that website so you could ask about auditorium photos. There are many nice NYC theater photos on that site. I posted links to some of them.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on July 22, 2006 at 6:53 am

Nice photos – I count 16 of them so perhaps a few were added recently. I like the use of fish eye and the shot out through the front doors to the street. I wonder if this person has shots of the auditoriums that will be added at some point…

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 22, 2006 at 5:10 am

Here are some photos of the Alpine Theater. There are ten photos on two pages so make sure that you click them all.

RobertR
RobertR on June 18, 2006 at 10:48 am

He owns the Cinemart and owned the 59th Street East but I’m not sure if he has that one anymore.