West End Theatre

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

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kencmcintyre on December 1, 2006 at 1:49 pm

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

ERD on December 1, 2006 at 1:32 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 on November 19, 2005 at 11:05 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