Art Theatre

956-958 Marcy Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11216

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Tinseltoes on April 18, 2012 at 8:40 am

“Conga Girl” was probably a reissue title for the B&W French-made “Princesse Tam-Tam,” one of La Baker’s most popular movies…The Art Theatre used the intersection of Marcy Avenue and Fulton Street as its address in advertising.

Tinseltoes on April 17, 2012 at 3:49 pm

This must have been a so-called “Negro Theater” for at least part of its life. In February, 1941, it was prominently advertised in the black-oriented Amsterdam News with a current three-day booking of Mantan Moreland in “Drums of the Desert,” supported by the George O'Brien western, “Cowboy Millionaire.” Coming next was a four-day engagement of Josephine Baker in “Conga Girl,” plus a second feature to be announced.

William on January 16, 2009 at 7:18 pm

That’s a good link. I use it on many addresses to see the buildings and neighborhoods for theatres.

William on January 16, 2009 at 6:36 pm

The building looks like it could be a neighborhood size theatre and also the location to that intersection.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 16, 2009 at 4:58 pm

Judging from the Google Maps satellite and street views, the building certainly looks as though it could have been a neighborhood movie theater before becoming the Beulah Church of God in Christ Jesus Inc. (one of the most entertaining church names ever.)