Loew's 46th Street Theatre

4515 New Utrecht Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11219

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EcRocker on January 20, 2009 at 3:19 pm

lol No problem. However the shows that I worked on that was taped at th4 46th street the TV cameras had the ABC logo on them. I was working for the sound company that was hired to do 4 shows.

PeterKoch on January 20, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Then it’s my memory vs. yours, with no objective proof, which has nothing to do with the Loew’s 46th Street Theater. I’m willing to drop it if you are.

EcRocker on January 20, 2009 at 2:33 pm

Peter I have looked all over and can not find anything that said it was on Ch 5 either.

PeterKoch on January 20, 2009 at 7:10 am

Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert debuted in September 1973, and remained on, WNEW Channel 5, until it went off the air. I have yet to see a TV Guide page fascimile posted on this thread to prove it was on Channel 7 WABC.

EcRocker on January 17, 2009 at 1:21 am

After all this time I found something connecting Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert to ABC

The hall, renamed Banana Fish Garden for the rock concerts put on by a local promoter, was also used for a few tapings of the ABC Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert show. I can recall seeing Jerry Lee Lewis there, putting a pair of panties tossed at him by one of his fans on his face and inhaling deeply (needless to say, it did not make the air cut of the concert). Also saw Hot Tuna there, their show delayed for some time while they haggled with ABC to leave a faux marijuana plant on the stage (it got the axe). Oddly enough, members of Hot Tuna came by to jam with the Dead one of the four nights in Brooklyn…it was quite a good night too. John Lightning, archive.org

Also Warren all your links prior to April 2008 ar not working as well as 55 T-Birds. I also didn’t know you could paste a picture in here

fifty on September 29, 2008 at 3:18 pm

Great Photo!!! Does anyone have a photo of Loew’s Boro Park.

ERD on September 3, 2008 at 8:05 am

Thanks for letting us see the photo, RobertR. It brings back lots of memories.

Bway on September 3, 2008 at 6:01 am

The 46th St had a really nice marquee.

RobertR on September 2, 2008 at 4:19 pm

A great shot when Jerry Lewis made an appearance.

Elena1 on August 19, 2008 at 1:55 pm

Big stain on the screen of the beverly for YEARS everyone in the neighborhood knew it and still remember it 35 years later looked like someone threw an egg at it. it dripped down and no one ever cleaned it and depending on the scene you’d see the stain on someones face or whatever was going on in the movie at the time hilarious.

PeterKoch on August 19, 2008 at 11:28 am

Thanks, Staten Island Ellie ! Please tell us about the big stain on the screen !

Elena1 on August 19, 2008 at 11:14 am

I kid you not I saw him on the stairs and this is like 30 years ago and he had his hand on the gun in his right pants pocket. i wouldnt know if it was real or not but what he was doing on stairs in the middle of the crowd is beyond me and again thats the only memory i have of the entire concert. i guess it really stuck in my mind. and he was the only one id recognize in the band. luckily there was no problems. i cant even remember who i went with. but i think thats the only event i attended at the 46th street because they had concerts. as for movies i lived closer to the beverly. another story-the big stain on the screen hahahahaha but walking distance and movies for $1 and the planet of the apes marathon all 5 in one day amazing.

PeterKoch on August 18, 2008 at 1:39 pm

A gun half-in, half-out, of the performer’s pocket ! Sort of an Altamont-in-reverse, Staten Island Ellie !

Elena1 on August 18, 2008 at 1:31 pm

I saw Jay and the Americans there I think in the 70’s. I remember the crowd was unruly. I think we weren’t use to having concerts in the neighborhood. Anyhow I recall seeing Jay walking up the steps with holding a gun half in and half out of his pants pocket. Scary. Thats the thing that stands out in my memory about the concert.

PeterKoch on August 7, 2008 at 11:18 am

Good for you, SheepsheadTony. Rock on !

Anttheknee on August 6, 2008 at 2:29 pm

As I said, I can’t recall. Everything is kind of a blur. I just remember having a good time.

PeterKoch on August 6, 2008 at 2:24 pm

Good for you, Sheepshead Tony ! Welcome to CT !

Whom did you see at the taping of Don Kirschner’s Rock Concert ?

Anttheknee on August 6, 2008 at 1:38 pm

I saw a few concerts at the 46th St. Rock Palace back in the 70’s. For some reason, I can’t remember too much about them, it might have something to do with alcohol and illegal substances. Inexplicably, I do remember J.F. Murphy and Salt playing there. And I do remember being at a taping of Don Kirschner’s Rock Concert.

boroparkjon on April 9, 2008 at 10:41 pm

Thanks for the info, Warren.

boroparkjon on April 7, 2008 at 8:05 pm

Much thanks for the photos, Warren. Would you know what years those photos were taken, and when the marguee shown was changed to the one that is still partly in place today? Also, could you tell us the source of those photos? Is it a book that’s available on the market?
Thanks again.

ERD on February 23, 2008 at 9:12 am

Nicely expressed, bkj.

PKoch on December 28, 2007 at 11:18 am

I know what you mean, bkj.

boroparkjon on December 28, 2007 at 9:37 am

Thanks for the link, 55tbird. A nice christmas present. Seeing that photo is sort of like suddenly remembering a dream long forgotten, or seeing a ghost.

PKoch on December 26, 2007 at 7:15 am

Yes, 55 TBird, many thanks for posting your photo. From your photo’s balcony viewpoint, it looks like it’s still a theater, with a play taking place on the larger-than-usual stage, a play that makes use of lots of furniture, maybe a play that takes place in the furniture dept. of a large department store.

It looks as much like it’s still a theater as does the RKO Keith’s Richmond Hill, much more so than the former RKO Madison, in which the most prominent former theater feature still visible, is the curve of the front of the balcony, as a change in elevation of the drop ceiling.