Georgetown Twin

2183 Ralph Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11234

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The former Georgetown Twin was a modern twin theater which opened in the 1960’s and was part of the Georgetown shopping center on Ralph Avenue. The two large theaters were piggy-backed and for years showcased first-run movies.

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 theater.

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genahy on February 17, 2004 at 1:13 pm

The last film I remember seeing here was “The Firm” with tom cruise, so I assumed it closed in the early 90s. It had walls that were orange with shadowed pictures of movie stars, as I recall. Rarely modernized, always looked like it was stuck in the 60s 70s. Nice marquee out front, now used to advertise shops in the shopping center.

genahy on February 17, 2004 at 1:15 pm

No there aren’t many theaters in the same booking zone, particularly following the closings of the Marboro and Kingsway. All we have is the mammoth UA Sheepshead Bay now and Kings Plaza theaters.

RobertR on February 17, 2004 at 1:19 pm

This theatre was very similar to the original Loews Bay Terrace excpet that was built as a single and later twinned (excellent twiining 2 huge cinemas with balconies and drapes). I think if Loews Cineplex had not been in financial troubles they might have done something with this place. Some of the theatres they still have open are being given the UA treatment and being run into the ground.

Denryanj on August 20, 2004 at 3:32 pm

Wow..this brings back alot of memories. I remember, in the early 70’s, there was a chinese restaurant right next to the theater and I used to be terriblly frightened of chinese people as a small boy. I dont know why. I remember seeing a special “sneak peek” of Raiders Of The Lost Ark here in May of 1981, and after the show, running all the way home to East 45th street and Ave H, humming John Williams music.

EcRocker on February 11, 2006 at 4:43 pm

Wow thats two theatres in one night I find are now gone. I guess since I moved out of Brooklyn in 1998 to much has changed in 8 years. It makes me want to crawl under the covers like when I was a kid and didn’t like what was going on.

Kalel777 on November 6, 2008 at 12:54 pm

Great memories of this place. I saw ‘Grease’ here in the late 70’s. I remember my Mom complaining that the ticket prices had gone up to $4.50. LOL! I also remember seeing ‘Blue Thunder’ & ‘Mr. Mom’ here in the early 1980s. I remember the chinese restaurant that was right next door too. Always remember leaving the theatre to the smells of the chinese food. There was also a jewish deli & a really cool independent book store a few stores down from the restaurant.

GaryCohen on December 20, 2009 at 2:21 pm

This was a very nice theater that never went downhill. It opened around 1970 and I saw many films there. I remember the large crowd Christmas eve. 1976, when we waited to see the first disappointing “King Kong” remake. But that was the exception to the rule. For some reason,for the most part, this theater never drew big crowds. I remember once not being able to get into this theater, on a Saturday night, to see “Murder on the Orient Express.” But, for the most part, this theater never did a great business. When the UA Sheepshead Bay multiplex opened in 1987, it drew even more people away and was the final nail in this theater’s coffin. Actually this was a nicer and more relaxing place to see a film.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on July 2, 2010 at 12:01 am

Loews pretty much abandoned Brooklyn in the 80’s.

shi725 on January 8, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Went to this movie once in 1983, there was so much pot being smoked my husband and I had to leave.

Lenox on April 30, 2011 at 4:06 pm

I loved this theater .

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