West End Theatre

52nd Street & New Utrecht Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11219

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Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on September 2, 2013 at 7:55 am

An article in the October 26th, 1941 issue of the Brooklyn Eagle claims that the West End was the very first theatre operated by A.H. Schwartz, who went on to create the Century Circuit. The West End’s opening date was cited as “more than 30 years ago,” which suggests at least 1910.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 1, 2006 at 11:49 am

Unlike Pavarotti, whose only film in 1981 was a dud.

ERD
ERD on December 1, 2006 at 11:32 am

The photo from the Brooklyn Library was taken in 1918 after the “El"
was built on New Utrecht Avenue. The silent picture featured was Paramount’s "My Cousin”, a comedy starring Enrico Caruso.(Adolph Zukor had signed the famous operatic tenor to make three silent movies for his studio. Although Caruso couldn’t be heard, his movie debut was a success)

ERD
ERD on November 19, 2005 at 9:05 pm

The West End theatre was built on New Utrecht avenue when the West End train line was on street level. It was one of the earliest movie theatres built in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn