Globe Theatre

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

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BruceM on April 28, 2018 at 6:02 pm

I lived up the block at 238 15th St. I remember the last day of the Globe. It was the Sunday after Labor Day in September 1957. The next day was the start of the school year for parochial and public grade schools in Brooklyn. I remember that It Came from Beneath the Sea was one of the two films shown. I don’t remember the other one. It was the second time that it was shown at the Globe. I saw it there the first time around. I am not sure if the above photo was from the closing day or from the previous showing. I think that Lennys Pizzeria had already closed by September 1957 but am not positive.

The Globe sometimes showed films several years after release. I saw Mighty Joe Young there at least 5 years after it was released in 1949. Sometimes the Globe showed new films at the end of there first run. Films would first be shown in Manhttan and Downtown Brooklyn and make it to the Globe after being shown at the RKO Prospect on 9th St and then at the Sanders on Prospect Park West at 14th St.

My thanks to whoever contributed the above photo. It brings back memories and I appreciate it.

paulnelson on July 31, 2013 at 6:38 pm

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

frankie on February 11, 2008 at 1:09 pm

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

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 7, 2008 at 6:43 pm

The former Globe Theatre was demolished in December 2007.

mikemorano on October 16, 2006 at 12:19 pm

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

frankie on October 16, 2006 at 8:12 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.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 15, 2006 at 7:16 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:

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 24, 2006 at 1:33 pm

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

frankie on August 24, 2006 at 12:24 pm

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 ?

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on June 27, 2006 at 5:51 pm

The building was pre-existing in 1902 as records show alterations were done to it in that year. The Globe Theatre was open by 1913 according to newspaper advertisements in that year and a seating capacity was given as 906. It is listed in the American Motion Picture Directory 1914-1915. Architect Edward Kleinert was responsible for alterations to the building in 1926.

It was operated by the Sander’s family during the 1930’s and into the 1940’s. For some time later it was operated by the Brandt Circuit and closed as a movie theatre in the mid-1950’s. It became a public market in 1958, then was in use as a factory in 1988.

The plans to convert into a Beth Israel Medical Center were proposed in early 1996 and these plans describe the removal of the decorative ceiling amongst other alterations. It must have been at this time that the auditorium was stripped out. As stated above, the buiding never became a medical center!

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on June 27, 2006 at 5:19 pm

The current use for the former Globe Theatre, as seen in June 2006, is as an artists studio (pottery artist). I believe the artist actually lives on the premises.

frankie on June 24, 2005 at 10:08 am

It was at the Globe in the early 50’s that I first saw “Frankenstein” and “The Wizard of Oz."
Frankie, Brooklyn

William on November 14, 2003 at 8:07 pm

The Globe’s address is 226 15th Street.

philipgoldberg on November 13, 2002 at 2:00 pm

It was known as Sander’s Globe, as the owner’s of the Sanders (now the Pavillion) also owned this smaller house.