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priscianusjr commented about Stone Theatre on Feb 26, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Thanks Fatman and peetgirl. Evidently the theatre I was looking for was the Liberty.
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They give the address as 61 Liberty Avenue. “It had a second entrance on Stone Avenue.”

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priscianusjr commented about Liberty Theatre on Nov 18, 2010 at 8:24 pm

It appears that the Liberty Theatre was open at least as early as 1918, and yes, they did show movies as well as stage productions. I was interested in the question because I was trying to decipher a poor-quality copy of WWI draft registration (dated Sept. 12, 1918) of a musician who at that time was employed at the Liberty Theater. I can’t say for sure, but it’s consistent with what I know of this musician that it was a Yiddish Theater at that time. The address is hard to read, but I’m sure it says “Stone Ave Brkyn.”

Giuliana Bruno, in her book, Streetwalking on a Ruined Map (1993),
page 124, refers to Italian films shown in the 1920s “in Brooklyn at the Liberty Theater on Liberty and Stone avenues.”

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priscianusjr commented about National Theatre & Roosevelt Theatre on Apr 23, 2009 at 5:09 am

Note that the Independent subway line on East Houston Street was constructed only in the early 1930s. It began operation on September 10, 1932.
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priscianusjr commented about Vogue Theatre on Nov 18, 2008 at 2:04 pm

We lived on East 10th between L and M, right around the block. I remember when the Vogue closed. It sat there closed for a while before they did the alteration. A lot of theatres were closing in those days, but in our neighborhood the Midwood and the Elm survived. I’m quite sure the conversion to an old age home was done in the mid-1950s, not the early 1960s.

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priscianusjr commented about Stone Theatre on Jun 16, 2008 at 10:30 am

Giuliana Bruno, in her book, Streetwalking on a Ruined Map (1993), page 124, refers to Italian films shown “in Brooklyn at the Liberty Theater on Liberty and Stone avenues.” I was interested in the question because I was trying to decipher a poor-quality copy of WWI draft registration (Sept. 12, 1918) of a musician who at that time was employed at the Liberty Theater. That much is clear. The address is harder to read, but I’m sure it says “Stone Ave Brkyn.”