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GBT and Bway, thanks much for the wonderful photos of the Grand, a theater that I remember well.
I’m just glad that we finally have a few photos of the Alba (thanks to those who supplied them).
I saw the movie “The Window” at the Alba and I recall when they displayed a big wood crate outside when they were promoting “The Thing” in 1951.
Those were happier days for me.
I just about lived at the Williamsburg Theater in the 1940s and 1950s. I believe I paid .14 cents to get in and enjoyed two features, cartoons, a serial and 3 stooges or Our Gang comedy.
Those were the days.
“Pat and Mike” is a staple on Turner Classic Movies.
Rory, you hit the nail on the head!
Bill, thanks for the great New York Daily News reviews of “Gone With the Wind”. Four stars **** from both critics.
Growing up in Brooklyn I read the Daily News reviews of Wanda Hale and Kate Cameron. Those were the days.
Nice picture, Warren. When I went to the Rainbow Theater in the 1950’s I don’t recall that they used the changing color light effects anymore. I imagine it would have been a glorious sight.
It certainly was majestic. I remember it well.
Joe, the Kismet Theatre was located at DeKalb and Marcy Avenues in Brooklyn and showed three movies a week. The Kismet closed in 1962 and is now a church.
I don’t recall the re-opening of the Broadway Theater. I left the neighborhood in 1958.
Joe, although I lived there during the 1950s I don’t recall the Cosentino family. I lived down hill from the Broadway Theater between Tompkins Ave. and Throop Ave.
Do you recall the Kismet Theater which was about 5 blocks from me?
Bway, thanks for the photo. I use to live at 178 Stockton St. and attended the Broadway Theater in my youth. Good memories.
It broke my heart when the theater was demolished.
Looks like the Major is into some moonshine.
This is a newspaper ad for “The Song of Bernadette” at the Strand Theater. Note the admission price.
Hi JoeR. Glad you are enjoying the old ads. I have another one coming for the Strand.
Here is the movie ad for “Ziegfeld Girl” at the Capitol Theater in 1941.
Thanks JoeR. Now that I can post, I will go through my old newspapers for ads from various theaters, from New York of course.
The rest of the ad was cut off at the bottom of “Ten Cents a Dance” which included the names Jane Frazee and Jimmy Lloyd.
I check in on BB every so often and read some of the interesting posts, and look at the pictures. It’s a great site.
I’m attempting to post a newspaper ad of the Strand Theater featuring the movie “Dillinger” (1945) with Lawrence Tierney.
If it does not post, I will continue to go for it.
Here is a newspaper ad for Disney’s “The Three Caballeros” (1944).
This morning while watching “Westward the Women” on Turner Classic Movies I was reminded of the Rainbow Theater.
I originally saw the movie there and I recall that the projectionist began the film in the middle of the picture, which was annoying to say the least. And there was nothing we could do about it.
Happy Holidays to all,
Tonino, the color picture I sent Joe S to post on here was taken in 1965/1966 at the time my brother was in Viet Nam. Since he also went to the Rogers I sent him a copy to show it was closed.
I believe the black and white picture was taken in the 1930s.
Joe from Florida, the Aster (see picture) was down from the Williamsburg on the opposite side of the street. I recall going to the Aster only a few times since it closed up in the ‘50s. There was a caferteria next to the Aster (Bickfords?).
After the Williamsburg was the Marcy on the right, and then the Commodore on the left.
Joe S. the Williamsburg was indeed known as the Playhouse at one time.
Joe S., the Aster Theater was right under the beginning of the El on Broadway. There is a terrific picture of the theater right here on Cinema Treasures. Hit the Aster in Brooklyn and go to the very first comment and hit the photo of the 1940s. You’ll love it.
Joe S., I lived on South 8th St. in Williamsburg, a few blocks from the Schaefer Brewery. I was also in walking distance from the four movie theaters, the Aster, the Williamsburg, the Marcy, and the Commodore. I bet you remember those.
It’s nice to finally see the shot of the Rogers Theater displayed on Cinema Treasures. Sorry it took so long.
I want to thank Joe S. for posting the picture for all of us.
Also glad that Joe from Florida enjoyed seeing the picture of the theater in color as he remembered it.
I will also check out the Bushwick Buddies since I also lived in Williamsburg.
Thanks again to the two Joe’s
Joe from Florida, I’ll be glad to copy the photo and send it to Joe S.
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