Harbor Theatre

9215 Fourth Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11209

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Harbor Theatre exterior

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The Harbor Theatre was opened in 1935 and was part of the Interboro chain. But when the chain was sold to Loew’s, this theatre closed on June 26, 1979 with “Norma Rae”. It was converted into the Harbor Racquetball Club with the locker rooms replacing the balcony and the courts on the orchestra level.

It later closed again and was turned into a fur showroom. This business didn’t last long, and it closed again, later to be converted into a gym (without the racquetball courts).

The Harbor Theatre sign adorned the side wall for years and still might be partially there as you approach the building from 96th Street.

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mikemorano on August 9, 2006 at 10:54 am

Cool photos KenRoe. You should open a gallery. You are very talented.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 9, 2006 at 11:00 am

Thanks Mike, I do my best…(blushes)

mikemorano on August 9, 2006 at 11:54 am

haha That’s funny. But the photos are cool aren’t they?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on July 17, 2008 at 3:38 pm

On May 5, 1993, The Brooklyn Spectator published two pages of Bay Ridge movie palace memories written by Andrew Johnson and John Cocchi.

Here they are:
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kencmcintyre on November 26, 2008 at 10:42 pm

Listed in the 1940 Brooklyn yellow pages. Phone number was SHor Rd 8-4900.

RXD on December 16, 2009 at 8:51 pm

Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t the Harbor have an interior mosaic
wall with an undersea theme? Of all things to remember – sheesh!
The mosaic was not in the auditorium… probably between the lobby
and area behind the last row of orchestra seats.

DJM78 on January 7, 2012 at 8:32 pm

On the corner of 92 St. & 4 Av there was a White Castle. This White Castle was just a few feet from the Harbor Theatre. I’m pretty sure it was the White Castle in Saturday Night Fever. First the Harbor Theatre closed then the White Castle. Two sad days in Bay Ridge history.

RobertR on May 25, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Any thoughts on why Loew’s didn’t want this theatre?

DJM78 on June 19, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Nice photo!! Do you have any more classic shots of Bay Ridge/Dyker Heights theaters?

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