New Ideal Theater
151 Knickerbocker Avenue,
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Located in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, on Knickerbocker Avenue between Flushing Avenue and Melrose Street. Originally a silent movie house dating back to 1925 as the Ideal Theater. The auditorium ran parallel to Knickerbocker Avenue, behind a row of small stores which were built in 1922. It was closed for a period of time (listed as the New Ideal Theater in 1930-Closed), it was reopened in 1931, and equipped for ‘talkies’.
It is listed as open in the 1939 Brooklyn Street Guide but was soon closed. It may have hosted Vaudeville or other live entertainment in earlier times.
In 2011, it was in use as a storage facility for a paper & plastics company: CTC Trading Inc., but was not in use when viewed in June 2013.
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