RKO Albee Theatre

1 DeKalb Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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DougDouglass
DougDouglass on June 6, 2004 at 7:31 pm

The Albee was demolished in 1976.

Orlando
Orlando on May 6, 2004 at 9:08 pm

I still remember all the neon and marquees lit up during the Christmas holiday season shopping trips to all the major shopping stores. This would have been between 1959 and 1972. I also remember the Fox being torn down and the Nevins Street entrance to train under scaffolding for some time. I was to young (thank God!) to feel the impact older generations might have had. The Albee’s marquee was the best since I can’t remember the Paramount’s.

bobditt
bobditt on April 8, 2004 at 12:35 am

Too bad it couldn’t hold out longer,Brooklyn Heights is a prime location now.

William
William on November 14, 2003 at 5:47 pm

The RKO Albee Theatre’s address was 1 DeKalb Ave..

Joanne
Joanne on January 24, 2003 at 9:21 pm

A description of the theater as it was when opened is in the book “Mr. Bojangles”, by Haskins and Mitgang.

philipgoldberg
philipgoldberg on October 23, 2002 at 5:21 pm

the site is now home of the Galleria, a troubled multi-level shopping mall.

fmbeall
fmbeall on October 22, 2001 at 12:15 am

Theatre was in the beaux arts style. Architect Thomas Lamb. Opened January 25, 1925 and demolished in November 1978. Prime Brooklyn RKO house.