Pavilion Theatre

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

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CSWalczak on August 30, 2012 at 2:49 am

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

DJM78 on January 7, 2012 at 12:50 am

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 February 22, 2011 at 9:27 am

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

Tinseltoes on March 17, 2010 at 1:53 pm

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

Bway on February 16, 2010 at 4:19 am

That is great! Thanks!

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on February 15, 2010 at 6:51 am

Older channel 7 news report on the restoration.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 5, 2009 at 3:58 am

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

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on June 1, 2009 at 6:00 pm

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

Bway on May 26, 2009 at 4:57 pm

Great photo. Thanks.

dizdi on March 1, 2009 at 1:13 pm

I remember this theater lying fallow for so many years. My dad told me he used to sell newspapers outside this theater when he was a kid. I’m so glad they were able to bring it back.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on November 3, 2008 at 7:04 pm

Some recent and vintage views can be found in this article about nearby Prospect Park:

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 21, 2008 at 2:46 am

This is a pretty nice photo too.

Bway on May 29, 2008 at 4:04 pm

Wow, that is a fantastic photo.

mp775 on March 25, 2008 at 3:29 pm

The Sanders on October 20, 1973. Enter the Dragon and Dracula 72 A.D. were playing.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 13, 2008 at 3:49 am

This is another photo of the Pavilion Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 21, 2007 at 7:15 pm

Here is a recent photo of the Pavilion.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 19, 2007 at 12:52 pm

If the Marathon Theater was replaced by the Sanders Theater, shouldn’t the Marathon have its own listing on here?

Bway on March 19, 2007 at 11:24 am

Did this theater have double balconies when it was one theater? How is it layed out now that they have nine?

BTW, The Pavilion is shown in a new article at Forgotten NY:

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 8, 2006 at 3:51 pm

NY Times March 5, 1995

“NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT: PARK SLOPE/COBBLE HILL; Can Owner of Forlorn Movie Palace Buck Multiplex Trend?

The now-dilapidated Sanders Theater at Prospect Park West and 15th Street stands as a forlorn reminder of the days when Brooklynites flocked to opulent first-run movie palaces with velvet portieres, balconies and mosaic tiles to view Gable and Garbo. The Sanders has been closed for more than a decade, but a Manhattan theater exhibitor, Norman Adie, whose company bought the historic theater last September, hopes to win approval to restore it to something close to its former glory. Mr. Adie, a native of Scotland who operates the Times Square Movieplex 42, said he believes that bringing an upscale theater to Park Slope would fill a need in a neighborhood that contains few movie houses".

frankie on September 5, 2006 at 1:43 pm

It’s hard to explain ! It’s like a Rubik’s Cube ! This was always my neighborhood theater, and I’m delighted to report that the last 2 times I went, the movies were well attended, and the audience was SILENT !!! The one big theater is delightful, but some of the others are pretty tight. I’m just grateful to be able to walk to the movies once again, long after the days when I came here to a single theater to see “Living It Up” and “Bells Are Ringing.” It’s a beautiful location right on the park, with several eating places right nearby. Life is good ! Come and enjoy !