Marcy Theatre

302 Broadway,
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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Marcy Theatre

Located on the corner of Marcy Avenue and Broadway, it is now a shoe store.

Contributed by Frank Tilelli, William Gabel

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Tantive7 on July 2, 2007 at 1:26 pm

Good Morning everyone
Growing up in Williamsburg till I was 25 I clearly remember The exact location of The Marcy Theater,that I remembered growing up,and I know this because it was the competing theater next to The Commodore..And I remember how my family would walk across the block to see other film.and than stay on the same Block and walk two block back across the street to The Commodore. and I clearly remember how the Inside of the Theater looked like,too
I say this because I saw
The Game of Death in this theater along with Red Sonja..When I was young.And my Parents took me there to see Spanish Movies Like The Cantinflas Films.and it was next to a bakery,which still stand today..
First The Location,was right next to Discomundo,this is not a good picture,but I can assure you,that it was next to this building,
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Now The inside of the theater as you walk in,There was one step and The walls as you walked into the Theater entrance had mirrors,from side to side..Going straight into the theater and the Lobby card post..This is how I remember The TGOD,so vividly in my memories
My neighbor claims she has a picture,I pray to god that she can find it..
If anyone has a picture of it,I would love to see it
When they closed the theater,they turned the whole place into a resturant,and when they closed that,it became what it is today..
I just wanted to share this memory..
Thank you

Tantive7 on July 2, 2007 at 1:44 pm

Here’s a photo of the March Theater building taken this past March. I forgot to post the link here back when I took the photo. The building is still there and is currently a clinic. I don’t remember what the right side of the building is:

posted by Bway

Good Morning Bway
I had to say this because I lived there,That’s all wrong?? There was never a theater there,The RX Pharmacy and the Unimed have been there since I was little..The only thing that has changed is that store on the end that says “Rainbow” That use to be an OTB Betting than it changed into “Favas Shoes” and than it became “Rainbow”,And I know this because across the street was a “Woolworth” and Frenchies Gym and when they closed Woolworth that became Bargin Bazarr.
I’m telling you,There was never a theater there..There were only 2 Theaters I remember in that area.The Commodore and The Marcy Theater.
Which you could cross back and fourth too. Trust me
The Marcy Movie Theater was where I mention,in my last Post,I know this because I use to go there all the time..
I pray I can find this picture..
Thank you again,for letting me share these memories..
You Guys are wonderful..

michelemarie on July 2, 2007 at 3:48 pm

Dear Tantive7,
I grew up in Williamsburgh, I lived on Penn Street near Bedford Ave. The moviehouse you are talking about was in fact the Williamsburgh Theater next to it was Stevens, you could buy Ice Cream Cakes and Soft serve Ice Cream, also Charlotte Rouse cakes and a lot more…..The Marcy theater’s entrance was on Marcy and Broadway. There was a Rexall Drug store next to the entrance to the theater. The Marcy as I remember it was a small theater. The YMCA was across the street on Marcy Ave. The Johnathan Williams Houses were built across the street. Across from the Marcy facing Broadway (west) was
a newsstand and across from the newsstand was a Bar. I remember Woolworths, I went there all the time and next to it was a Thom McCan shoe store..Do you remember Laskas Florist in the middle of the Block on Broadway between Marcy and Havemeyer.I know the owner named Neil..We used to get free flowers, whenever we went into the
store.. Do you also remember the concord Cafeteria and the Bowling Alley above it on Broadway between Havemeyer and Roebeling Street..It sure was fun growing up in Williamsburgh in the 50’s and the 60’s…anniegirl

kencmcintyre on September 4, 2007 at 10:10 pm

In 1963, the Marcy was operated by Harold Goldman and David Sanders. Their office was on West 44th Street in NYC. Other theaters operated by Goldman-Sanders at the time were the Edison, Metropolitan and Studio, all in Manhattan.

michelemarie on September 5, 2007 at 3:36 pm

Dear ken mc,
Thanks for the info. However as kids we did hot care who owned the Moviehouse….We only went to the Movies on Saturday afternood to see Cartoons and kids shows, but now it’s good to know who ran the place and why they closed the place…..I really never remember and kids shows in that moviehouse…I went there with my Aunt only once to the Marcy Theater…..We as kids went to the Commodore,Republic, or the Williamsburgh…….Anniegirl

Bway on April 6, 2009 at 10:26 am

I wonder what if any part of the old interior is intact in the medical building it is used for now.

TPH on November 29, 2009 at 2:40 pm

There was a mention above about the Edison theatre. I have a vague recollection of the name, but cannot recall the location. There does not appear to be a CT page at present. I suspect that it was not the site at the Edison Hotel on West 47th St. where Oh Calcutta played on and on, and is now the site of the Edison Ballroom.

297maujer on May 27, 2010 at 11:35 am

I remember taking the then B53 bus (now the Q54) to Bridge Plaza to transfer to the M39 to cross the Williamsburg Bridge. I was a kid and I remember the marquee to the Marcy Theater.

Willburg145 on May 21, 2013 at 11:22 am

I am wondering how long before they tear this down for new construction. The bodega that was next door for almost 50 years recently closed.

Willburg145 on January 19, 2016 at 3:09 pm

Update: The clothing store, Rainbow, is closing this location. I wonder if they will tear these building down? I will try and post a picture.

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