Tiffany Theatre

357 Chester Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11212

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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 12:58 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

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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
muray on June 1, 2005 at 5:46 am

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
muray on June 1, 2005 at 5:48 am

I am referring to the IRT subway el.

Izzy
Izzy on March 5, 2008 at 5:52 am

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

Izzy
Izzy on March 5, 2008 at 7:33 am

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

shi725
shi725 on January 6, 2011 at 8:28 pm

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.

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