Boro Park Theatre

5102 New Utrecht Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11219

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Loew's Boro Park Theater

The Boro Park Theatre opened on April 7, 1921 and was operated by the B.F. Keith Circuit. On September 5, 1923, it was taken over by Marcus Loew, who also took over the adjacent West End Theatre.

As was the case with some of these great old houses, the Boro Park Theatre ran XXX (much like its neighbor, the 46th Street Theatre, aka the Universal Theatre) in its waning days.

It closed in the early-1970’s, was torn down, and a branch of the US Post Office now stands on the corner under the elevated subway it once occupied.

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EcRocker on January 17, 2009 at 1:52 am

WOW I almost forgot abouit the Boro Park. I forgot what movies I saw in there. Prior to it turning in to a porn Palace my friend who lived in Boro Park used to take in movies at the BP as well as the 46th st. Of course bening around13 at the time and money was a problem we found ways to sneak in or we would go for the Sat or Sun Matinee’s that were half price and one of us would pay and then find an exit door and slip the other one in. Those were the days. I had said on another page if I win a Powerball or Mega Miollions jackpot over $100 million I will buy out the furnature store and see what I can do to renovate the 46th street and see what I can do with the Kings

wurl240 on March 28, 2009 at 7:19 pm

In my first NYC trip in 1971, I got a tour of the BP from the son of one of the owners. It was closed and lit with only emergency power
as I recall. The owners had not known the Estey organ was in their theatre as two large boxes sat on each side of the pit—-the one on the left was hiding the console. With flashlights, we crawled up to
organ chambers on a steel ladder. There was grill work at the top.
The instrument had been vandalized as had the console. A friend brought one or two ranks out to San Francisco not long after. Still have a “Smoking in Balcony Only” sign from the BP. Loaned my color
interior shots to my host—-and never again saw them. Someone had tried to jazz up the interior by outlining things in bright orange paint which really didn’t help.

Bway on May 4, 2009 at 9:36 am

This ugly building appears to have replaced the Boro Hall. What a downgrade from the photo Lost Memory lined to…

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ERD on June 27, 2009 at 9:23 am

The building in Lost Memory’s 1968 photo is the Blythborne post office. Enjoyed jloew’s informative post. I didn’t realize the organ was still there at that time. Like so many theatres, what a shame it is gone, a sign of the “modern” times.

TLSLOEWS on May 19, 2010 at 5:41 pm

To bad there are no shots from the LOEWS days.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 19, 2010 at 8:11 pm

I can see the “GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER” one sheet on the poster frame clearly. Wish i had it.

ERD on May 29, 2011 at 8:24 am

The photo should be taken from New Utrecht Avenue as that is where the marquee was.

schooner on October 21, 2013 at 5:40 pm

HI Everyone

I’m new to this site and was just looking at movie theaters I use to attend as a kid living in Boro Park. Also use to go to: Lowe’s 46th St. Theater under the El on New Utrecht Ave. GOD its such a long time ago. Speaking of a long time ago I wonder if any you seniors out there remember a Boxing Gym right across the street from the Boro Park Theater ~ upstairs its name was: THE LIGHTER BOXING GYM. It was over a lamp store. I use to do some boxing there under the sponsorship of LightWeight Campion: Paddy DeMarco. Do any you guys/gals have any memories or info on this ?

GOD bless you ALL
Ray M.

HomecrestGuy on January 18, 2019 at 2:11 pm

Photo with marquee added to Gallery.

johndereszewski on January 20, 2019 at 2:51 pm

Thanks for the photo, HomecrestGuy. I just noticed, as the picture shows, that this theater featured an Amateur Night. I just wonder what that was like and how widespread – or not – these events were in other theaters at that time. This was a bit more ambitious than Dish Night.

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