Pavilion Theatre

188 Prospect Park West,
Park Slope,
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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Pavilion Theatre

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Located in the Park Slope district, and built on the site of the Marathon Theatre (1908-1927). The Sanders Theatre was opened in August 1928 with 1,516 seats. The interior design was carried out in a Moorish style, and it was equipped with a Wurlitzer 2 manual 7 rank organ. It was closed in 1978, and stood unused for over a decade.

It was taken over by a new operator in September 1995, and was eventually repaired and reopened as the Pavilion Theatre in 1996, with 3-screens. By October 2004, it had been converted into a 9-screen cinema.

Contributed by John Chappell, Suzanne Moore

Recent comments (view all 45 comments)

Bway on May 26, 2009 at 8:57 am

Great photo. Thanks.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on June 1, 2009 at 10:00 am

Here’s a video showing conversion to digital: View link

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 4, 2009 at 7:58 pm

This is an October 31, 1995 article about the Sanders.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on February 14, 2010 at 10:51 pm

Older channel 7 news report on the restoration.

Bway on February 15, 2010 at 8:19 pm

That is great! Thanks!

Tinseltoes on March 17, 2010 at 6:53 am

Vintage and recent photos of the exterior can be seen near the end of this new article about “fishbowl” buses: View link

CSWalczak on February 22, 2011 at 1:27 am

This theater is getting new seats and some other upgrades: View link.

DJM78 on January 6, 2012 at 4:50 pm

When I was a young kid my uncle lived at 1 Prospect Park Southwest.The Pavilion was right across the street. I remember the theatre being closed for awhile. There are times I still call it the Sanders because of my uncle and parents. I still go to the Pavilion because of it’s classic look and feel and the fact that Farrell’s is a block away doesn’t hurt.

CSWalczak on August 29, 2012 at 6:49 pm

The management of the Pavilion is seeking permission to serve alcohol as a way of boosting patronage: View article

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