Globe Theatre

226 15th Street,
Park Slope,
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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Globe Theater

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This Park Slope theater was a sub-run neighborhood house. What makes it noteworthy is that the author Pete Hamill mentions it in his autobiography, A Drinking Life, and fictionalizes it in his novel ‘Snow in August’.

The Globe Theatre was opened by 1913. It was run into the ground before it closed in 1957. For a while it served as a warehouse. Then it was gutted and was supposed to become a medical center. This never happened, and seemed to be used as a residence for several years before it was finally demolished in December 2007.

Contributed by philipgoldberg

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frankie
frankie on August 24, 2006 at 10:24 am

KenRoe: I have a photo of the Globe taken on its last day of business. Don’t have a computer, but would like to mail you a copy if you like, so you can put it in here. Where can I mail it to you ?

KenRoe
KenRoe on August 24, 2006 at 11:33 am

frankie, thanks for the offer. E-mail me for details (details on my profile). btw…I am in the UK!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 28, 2006 at 4:39 am

This is another recent photo of the former Globe theater and here is a close-up photo.

KenRoe
KenRoe on October 15, 2006 at 5:16 am

Thanks to frankie for this image….. a photograph of the Globe Theatre taken on the last day of business (possibly 1955 or 1956) with a 1941 Jane Wyman attraction and a 1955 feature movie:
http://flickr.com/photos/kencta/270203534/

frankie
frankie on October 16, 2006 at 6:12 am

Oh, Ken ! It looks fabulous ! A million thanks ! Hope lots of folk from the old neighborhood get to see it ! This also could have been the ‘60’s; I’m not sure.

mikemorano
mikemorano on October 16, 2006 at 10:19 am

Very cool photo fella’s. The red automobile appears to be a 1957 Plymouth.

KenRoe
KenRoe on January 7, 2008 at 4:43 pm

The former Globe Theatre was demolished in December 2007.

frankie
frankie on February 11, 2008 at 11:09 am

Yes it was. I just passed by and saw the scaffolding. Behind it is a level dirt field. Good-bye Globe —-Hello Condos ???

paulnelson
paulnelson on July 31, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Classic marquee and cool selection of films. Christine the Plymouth Fury parked in front. Maybe the next film. LOL.

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