Loew's Georgetowne Twins

2183 Ralph Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11234

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Loew's Georgetowne Twin Ticket Stub

The former Loew’s Georgetowne Twins was a modern twin theatre which opened on August 14, 1970 with Elliott Gould in “Getting Straight” with the movie playing on both screens. It was the first twin theatre to operate in Brooklyn, and was part of the Georgetowne shopping center on Ralph Avenue. The two large theatres were piggy-backed and for years showcased first-run movies. A large mural in the foyer measured 14ft x 50ft and depicted ‘a melange of portraits of movie stars of the past’. It was the work of artist Patrick Casey of Rochester, NY.

In the late-1980’s, Loews abandoned the twin. Part of the building was then converted to retail space and became a Party Warehouse. Yet for years, nothing was done to the two-storied glass entrance and the space inside, which still looked the same as when it was a movie theatre.

Contributed by philipgoldberg, Orlando

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Orlando
Orlando on March 11, 2017 at 3:46 pm

Opened in 1970 with “Getting Straight” on 2 screens, on the second week, “Woodstock” went into twin 2. Heading should be changed to…. opened in 1970, (some credit please, in the header. No way was this in the sixties…

theatrefan
theatrefan on March 11, 2017 at 3:55 pm

Thanks for the correct opening year Orlando.

theatrelvr
theatrelvr on September 26, 2017 at 7:14 am

My parents had one of their first dates here & ate at IHOP after, then a few years later married in the temple opposite the theater. I believe The Firm with Tom Cruise was one of the last films here. I remember seeing Ferris Bueller, Indiana Jones, Desperately Seeking Susan and Ghostbusters. The walls were painted with old timely Chaplin esque patterns, I believe and hot dogs seemed to have been there awhile.

Samson
Samson on June 2, 2018 at 4:51 pm

I saw Saturday Night Fever there and also had one of my first sexual experiences in the last row of the place. Sad it’s gone.

fred1
fred1 on June 2, 2018 at 9:04 pm

Its people like you Sampson that closed this theater

Decoman36
Decoman36 on December 31, 2018 at 4:38 am

I’m not sure how long this real estate listing link will last, but here is a great pic of the Georgetown theater most likely taken in 2017. As of December 2018 half of the space is now a medical office. Copy & Paste link, then click on the photo for a full view. –> https://42floors.com/us/ny/brooklyn/2183-ralph-ave?listings=1262403

robboehm
robboehm on October 19, 2020 at 9:27 pm

Uploaded actual photo of the theatres.

Decoman36
Decoman36 on October 25, 2020 at 7:36 am

The following tag was used in this theater before each film until around 1981 or so –> https://youtu.be/D3iR31rwiao

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