226 15th Street,
226 15th Street,
Park Slope,Brooklyn, NY 11215
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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.
Classic marquee and cool selection of films. Christine the Plymouth Fury parked in front. Maybe the next film. LOL.
Yes it was. I just passed by and saw the scaffolding. Behind it is a level dirt field. Good-bye Globe —-Hello Condos ???
The former Globe Theatre was demolished in December 2007.
Very cool photo fella’s. The red automobile appears to be a 1957 Plymouth.
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.
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:
frankie, thanks for the offer. E-mail me for details (details on my profile). btw…I am in the UK!
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 ?
Two photographs I took of the Globe Theatre in June 2006:
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!
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.
It was at the Globe in the early 50’s that I first saw “Frankenstein” and “The Wizard of Oz."
The Globe’s address is 226 15th Street.
It was known as Sander’s Globe, as the owner’s of the Sanders (now the Pavillion) also owned this smaller house.