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The building is guttered. To be realistic, demolished or not,the structure is no longer a theatre. If you are familiar with the neighborhood as it is now, you would know they are not interested in having any theatres.
The owner was just trying to avoid an argument. Few people of the old neighborhood are left who would care. Profit is the main goal and having a theatre now would lose money.
The Beacon was originally supposed to be one of theatres
in a Roxy movie chain backed by William Fox. I am so glad it has been basically restored to its original condition.
Good to know this theatre is being well maintained.
Glad to know this theatre is restored and will continue to bring much enjoyment for many more years.
While I no longer live in New York City, I am so glad that this theatre is still active and well maintained.
One of the last of the big movie theatres in the Broadway area. I hope it can continue to survive; the upkeep must be expensive. I remember going to the opening of the theatre and the reception that followed. I got to meeting some of the original Ziegfeld follies girls.
There is no doubt that this building will never become a theatre again due to neighborhood’s uncompromising religious view about seeing movies. One of the negative aspects of the location it is close to the elevated train and there is a lot of noise when a train passes by on New Utrecht Avenue. The theatre will most likely be knocked down just like the Boro Park.
Was another organ put in the King’s theatre?
A beautiful theatre that future generations will continue to admire.
Wishing this theatre much success.
Nice way of seeing a movie.
I appreciate seeing the additional photos of what was once one of the most beautiful movie theatres in Brooklyn.
The fact still holds that the false proscenium cuts down the original proscenium opening and in many people’s opinion looks ugly.
The stage shows of many decades ago were more spectacular. Originally, the speakers were hidden in the grills of the ceiling.
The fake proscenium cuts down the size of the scenery, saving money. Glad to learn they stage show has improved. I still remember those wonderful 45 minute Leonidoff stage productions that were presented with the movies.Something so magical about them.
Glad to know that the community performing arts group has revitalized this theatre.Wishing it continued success.
The theatre organ is a beautiful instrument!
Glad to learn of what is happening at the Castro Theatre.
Thanks, Ed, for uploading the photos of what was once a beautiful theatre.
Nice exterior. I wonder what the inside looks like
Glad this theatre was saved and is being used.
The ruins of what was once one of the most beautiful movie theatres in Brooklyn. Unfortunately, the entire goal of building such types of theatres was to make a profit. When that stopped, these buildings were either abandoned, converted to something else, or destroyed.
Like other CT members,I thank Matt Lambros for sharing these photos of what Loew’s 46th Street Theatre looks like now.
The Multiplex in Johnstown continues to show first run motion pictures. It is well maintained.
I saw a photo of this theatre but can’t remember from what resource. It was a wide shot of the block (pre World War I)) so it is not too clear.
The Walker theater was named after the then mayor of NYC, Jimmy Walker,in 1926 and was never owned by his family.
As a youngster, it was a wonderful experience to see “Carousel” and a stage show at this magnificent entertainment palace. The Roxy was my favorite theatre in Manhattan. Some other musicals I saw there were “The King & I” & “Damn Yankees. (You are right Simon, it was not “Oklahoma!”)