West End Theatre

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

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 1, 2006 at 3:49 pm

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

ERD
ERD on December 1, 2006 at 3:32 pm

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 20, 2005 at 1:05 am

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