June 19, 2011
Vintage photograph taken in September 1957, its final week of operation.
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I lived up the block at 238 15th St. I remember the last day of the Globe. It was the Sunday after Labor Day in September 1957. The next day was the start of the school year for parochial and public grade schools in Brooklyn. I remember that It Came from Beneath the Sea was one of the two films shown. I don’t remember the other one. It was the second time that it was shown at the Globe. I saw it there the first time around. I am not sure if the above photo was from the closing day or from the previous showing. I think that Lennys Pizzeria had already closed by September 1957 but am not positive.
The Globe sometimes showed films several years after release. I saw Mighty Joe Young there at least 5 years after it was released in 1949. Sometimes the Globe showed new films at the end of there first run. Films would first be shown in Manhttan and Downtown Brooklyn and make it to the Globe after being shown at the RKO Prospect on 9th St and then at the Sanders on Prospect Park West at 14th St.
My thanks to whoever contributed the above photo. It brings back memories and I appreciate it.