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

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Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on February 15, 2010 at 1:51 am

Older channel 7 news report on the restoration.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIAzftRwjyA

Bway
Bway on February 15, 2010 at 11:19 pm

That is great! Thanks!

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on February 22, 2011 at 4:27 am

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

DJM78
DJM78 on January 6, 2012 at 7:50 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
CSWalczak on August 29, 2012 at 9:49 pm

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

Ed Miller
Ed Miller on July 19, 2014 at 11:30 pm

It would be nice if Cinema Treasures cross-referenced this as the Sanders, so that users wouldn’t have to go to the trouble of leaving this site and going to Google.

rasLXR
rasLXR on July 21, 2014 at 7:12 am

Many theatres have had previous names some of them many previous name therefore it would be difficult to list theatres by all their names, even if all those previous names were provided by the person listing the theatre. There is a section on the right of the page that lists previous names.

Metropolite
Metropolite on December 8, 2014 at 5:45 pm

The Pavilion may become residential.

http://www.6sqft.com/park-slopes-iconic-pavillion-theater-may-go-residential/

Kris
Kris on December 10, 2014 at 12:45 pm

That would certainly explain why the restaurant next door has never been replaced. While I don’t particularly begrudge them wanting to build something there, the architectural renderings here look like more of the same ugly futurist condos that have been popping up all over Park Slope.

As for the Pavilion itself, I wish they would reopen the cafe! I wish a lot of things, really, but that one seems like it could be a real boon given the current state of the neighborhood. But alas, they’d rather just have more overpriced condos.

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