Loew's Metropolitan Theatre

392 Fulton Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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HomegaMan
HomegaMan on June 22, 2004 at 9:26 am

I remeber seeing such classics as “Ghostbusters”, “Purple Rain” and “Back to the Future” here before they closed down in the late 80’s. I remeber my Mom and my sisters waiting in line to see “Blazing Saddles” in 1975 and by the time we got to the window the tickets were sold out and we came home dissapointed. Alot of violence helped close down the theater.

jays
jays on March 15, 2004 at 8:55 am

the theatre was quadded in the late 70’s while still a loew’s house it only closed for a couple of months when Cineplex Odeon merged with Loew’s it then was remodeled and outfitted it’s marquee from Loew’s to Cineplex Odeon signage. I wathed the remodeling from my classroom window as they had the exit doors open during construction this occured in 1988. when the church that now operates the building took over they also gutted my school building which was around the corner, although long closed after I graduated in 1989 they incorparated it into the theatre building and is now the Jay street entrance of the building.

MyrnaRFields
MyrnaRFields on November 6, 2003 at 9:31 am

The old Metropolitan Theater, built in 1917 for vaudeville and designed by Thomas Lamb, has been restored to its former glory by The Brooklyn Tabernacle, a nondenominational church.
The church opened its doors for its first worship service in May, 2002 and currently holds three worship services every Sunday, in addition to its Tuesday night prayer service, to a maximum capacity crowd (approx. 4,000 seats). A new entrance to the theater is located at 17 Smith Street, just off Fulton Street. The Fulton Street entrance is still in use however, the marquis has been removed. The original facade of the building has been replaced. Extensive work has been performed on the sound and electrical systems to meet the demands of the large congregation and the 5 time Grammy award winning choir. Monitors have been installed throughout the auditorium for a more intimate worship experience. Contruction continues with the addition of another building which stands on Livingston Street.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on June 23, 2002 at 6:02 am

This theatre dates back to early 1900’s as a Vaudeville house and has an extensive back stage area with dressing rooms and floors for talent agent offices. As a Loews house it was first outside Manhattan run for major films and included a stage show until the mid-fifties. In the late eighties it was taken over by Cineplex Odeon after being closed for a few years and split into four screens. Plaster walls in the lobby cover water features and mirrors that were NOT destroyed during the remodel. Cost of heating and cooling the extensive building and neighborhood violence lead to closing in the nineties when it failed to draw from nearby Brooklyn Heights.