New Franklin Theatre

245 Franklin Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11205

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New Franklin Theatre

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Located in the Clinton Hill district of Brooklyn. This early movie theatre was being built by the Gold Reality Co. in August 1910. It was a single level theatre and opened in 1911 as the Franklin Theatre.

In 1914, it was named the Brooklyn Theatre, and in 1916 alterations were carried out by architect Hy Halden Jr.

It was later known as the New Franklin Theatre and was closed in 1922.

When seen in June 2005, the building was in use as a laundromat.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 25, 2018 at 5:14 pm

This house probably opened as the Franklin Theatre, whether it was listed or advertised by name or not. This item is from the July 9, 1910, issue of The Moving Picture World:

“Brooklyn, N. Y. — Plans have been filed for the erection of a first-class moving picture theater on the east side of Franklin avenue north of DeKalb, for the Abels-Gold Realty Company. This theater will be known as the Franklin.”

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