Georgetowne Twin

2183 Ralph Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11234

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fred1 on June 2, 2018 at 9:04 pm

Its people like you Sampson that closed this theater

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.

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.

theatrefan on March 11, 2017 at 3:55 pm

Thanks for the correct opening year 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…

jsbreezy on October 16, 2016 at 6:16 pm

I worked at this theatre as an usher back in the mid 70’s and it was a money maker to say the least. When Kings Plaza opened with it’s indoor waiting it took a lot of business. Loew’s looked into adding some screens to it but the city said there was a 2 story building code that would not allow it as the projection booth already occupied the second floor. I later became a NYC projectionist and was able to come back to the Georgetowne to work the booth. That was a big thrill.

Lenox on April 30, 2011 at 10:06 pm

I loved this theater .

shi725 on January 9, 2011 at 4:56 am

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

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Al Alvarez on July 2, 2010 at 6:01 am

Loews pretty much abandoned Brooklyn in the 80’s.

GaryCohen on December 20, 2009 at 8:21 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.

Kalel777 on November 6, 2008 at 6:54 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.

EcRocker on February 11, 2006 at 10:43 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.

Denryanj on August 20, 2004 at 9:32 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.

RobertR on February 17, 2004 at 7:19 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.

genahy on February 17, 2004 at 7:15 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.

genahy on February 17, 2004 at 7:13 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.

RobertR on February 4, 2004 at 4:13 pm

I was always suprised Loews closed this theatre, it had parking and could have easily added more screens. I dont even think theres many theatres in the same booking zone.

philipgoldberg on November 8, 2002 at 5:43 pm

I recently drove past it and noticed that the two-story glass facade of the lobby’s still there, but the inside walls behind the panes announce that the space is part of a physical rehab center.