Quentin Theater

3502 Quentin Road,
Brooklyn, NY 11234

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Ed Miller
Ed Miller on July 13, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Well, that makes a whole lot of sense. Thanks for teaching me something today!

Bway
Bway on July 7, 2011 at 12:54 pm

A batting cage is where you can practice hitting a baseball. Balls are shot at you and you try to hit them.

robboehm
robboehm on July 6, 2011 at 7:56 am

I would think baseball.

Ed Miller
Ed Miller on July 6, 2011 at 1:23 am

Can someone please tell this young senior what a battling cage is? Is it for kickboxing/martial arts? LMAO!

Bway
Bway on June 14, 2011 at 9:05 am

Judging by the street view, it appears the building has burned. The Batting cage sign is still up, but if you go to the side, it appears to have burnt windows on the second floor, and boarded up.

veray123
veray123 on June 25, 2007 at 1:14 pm

Great memories, my mother was a cashier so I got in for free, saved all of 10 cents. The theatre was the baby sitter of the times, what great chapters they had, you had to go next week to see what happened. Eddie Norton used to sell the pink edition of the news for 2 cents after the last show. Go to Kremers ice cream parlor on the corner for the best ice cream in town. Then when you got older you graduated to DeLeos across the street. I had some great friends, some of them are gone now but not fogotten. If only we could turn the clock back, what a great time we had.
Ray C.

bkbill
bkbill on May 18, 2006 at 1:48 pm

The Quentin was an important part of my young life in the late 1940’s. On a Sunday afternoon, you could walk to and enjoy two attractive features plus a Three Stooge or other comedy short. Those double features â€" WOW! â€" very kid friendly. Parings such as: King Kong and The Son of King Kong, Dracula and The Son of Dracula, Texas and Arizona, Henry Aldrich Haunts a House and Henry Aldrich â€" Boy Scout, Abbott & Costello in Buck Privates and Abbott and Costello â€" In The Navy and on and on.
The Quentin was also a good place to catch a film before it left circulation.
I spent many afternoons there. On a hot summer day you could walk across Quentin Rd. to De Leo’s Bar to stand in the doorway and feel the cooler, beer scented air from inside while you watched the marvel of TELEVISION! Adults seldom chased you away. The only things wrong with De Leo’s was that we were too young to go inside and that they usually ran Giant games. Can you imagine â€" Giant games — in Brooklyn?

philipgoldberg
philipgoldberg on June 16, 2004 at 5:17 pm

If this building is going to be a batting cage center, nothing was apparent when I drove past yesterday.

philipgoldberg
philipgoldberg on May 12, 2004 at 7:14 pm

When I worked for Century years ago there was a photo montage of their Brooklyn theater marquees and the Quentin was one of them. I recall the marquee was small compared to the others displayed.

Orlando, do you know what ever happened to either the Traymore and the Triangle buildings?

philipgoldberg
philipgoldberg on May 12, 2004 at 7:07 pm

Thank you Orlando.

Orlando
Orlando on May 9, 2004 at 6:48 pm

The address is 3502 Quentin Avenue. This was a Century Theatre that opened in 1933 and closed about 1953. It has shown movies in over fifty years but a lot of the theatre’s features still evident especially in the auditorium minus seats, screen and speakers. The auditorium space is being converted to an unraked floor space for batting ranges. The wall and ceiling design is being retained. The former lobby space has the original terazzo floor which was under flooring, covering it up. Half the floor will remain showing with the other half for rooms. The seating capacity was 581. (This would be considered a large theatre today, a neighborhood house then in the ‘30’s and '40’. Closed because of the newer Brook Theatre on Flatlands Ave. Disappeared at the same time as the Traymore which is also nearby. The new facility within the former Quentin Theatre should open in July.

philipgoldberg
philipgoldberg on November 11, 2002 at 8:36 am

I drove past it recently and noticed that a hair salon now occupies the lobby portion of the theater. Also, a recent check of the old Brooklyn Eagle leads me to believe that this theater closed in the early 1950s.