Tiffany Theatre

357 Chester Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11212

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Tiffany Theatre

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Small size local movie house located on corner of Chester Street and Livonia Avenue in Brownsville section of Brooklyn. It opened as a silent movie house known as the Chester Theatre in 1923. From 1929, until its closing in 1956, it was the Tiffany Theatre

I seem to recollect someone describing this place as having no seats and you had to bring your own box to sit on or stood to watch the shows at a very reduced admission.

Contributed by Murray Rosen

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on June 1, 2005 at 8:58 am

The 1930 edition of Film Daily Yearbook gives a Tiffany Theatre located at 357 Chester Street, Brooklyn, which maps out not too far from Livonia Avenue. It is listed as having a seating capacity of 680

A theatre that maps closer to Livonia Avenue and Christopher Avenue is the Livonia Theatre, 382 Livonia Avenue, Brooklyn, already listed on Cinema Treasures /theaters/11180/

muray on June 1, 2005 at 1:46 pm

The Tiffany Theater was indeed located at the corner of Chester Street and Livonia Ave. Other theaters located under this el were: The Sutter, Livonia, Ambassador, Peoples Cinema and Supreme.

muray on June 1, 2005 at 1:48 pm

I am referring to the IRT subway el.

Izzy on March 5, 2008 at 1:52 pm

There is a great picture of the Tiffany Theatre on Go to the Brownsville links on their web-page.

Izzy on March 5, 2008 at 3:33 pm

You make a good point, but when seacrhing online you need to distinguish your search from other businesses bearing the same name.

shi725 on January 7, 2011 at 4:28 am

Nice picture of the tiffany, bring back great memories. Lived in brownsville 1946-1991 in brownsville houses. I rememeber going there one time to see burt lancaster in the Crimson Pirates, there was seats maybe the boxes came in later years. I know when it closed it became a church, which it still is.

robboehm on May 19, 2015 at 3:37 am

Photo from Brooklyn Pics uploaded.

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