Vanity Theatre

5612 Fifth Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11220

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The Peerless Fifth Avenue Theatre opened in 1914. Alterations were carried out by architect Harrison Wiseman in 1934 and it became the Vanity Theatre from 1935 until its closure on July 16, 1949.

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fred1 on October 29, 2007 at 10:17 am

was there the collisum quad at this address

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on October 29, 2007 at 10:30 am

The 1926 Film Daily Year Book lists a 600-seat Peerless Theatre at 5612 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn. I suspect that the Peerless was later re-named the Vanity.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on October 30, 2007 at 5:56 am

The Peerless/Vanity must have been a very minor cinema in the overall scheme of things. I haven’t been able to find newspaper advertising for it under either name, not even in group directories with single line listings.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on November 3, 2007 at 7:04 am

In 1937, the Vanity was being booked and managed by Rosenblatt-Welt Theatres, which also ran the Boro Hall and Sunset in Brooklyn, and the Star, Empire, Palace, Rex, and Victory on Staten Island. In New Jersey, R-W also ran the Lyceum and Plaza, Bayonne; Hights, Hightstown; and the Orient and Orpheum, Jersey City. R-W had its headquarters in the Paramount Building, 1501 Broadway, NYC.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on November 4, 2007 at 7:29 am

The Vanity Theatre ended up as part of the Interboro Circuit and closed in either 1948 or 1949, according to the Film Daily Year Books for those years.

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