Vanity Theatre

5612 Fifth Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11220

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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.

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 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 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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 29, 2007 at 10:27 am

The Coliseum Theater was located at 5205 Fourth Avenue. Click here for the Coliseum Theater listing on Cinema Treasures.

fred1
fred1 on October 29, 2007 at 10:17 am

was there the collisum quad at this address

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 29, 2007 at 6:19 am

Okay, the Vanity Theater was located at 56th Street and Fifth Avenue so the address of 5612 given in the Film Daily Yearbook should be the correct address.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 28, 2007 at 8:19 pm

The only place that I could find an address for the Vanity Theater was on Cinematour. I have no idea which address is the correct one.