Hollywood Theater

7725 New Utrecht Avenue,
Bensonhurst,
Brooklyn, NY 11214

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Opened in 1922 with a seating capacity of 1,000, the former Hollywood Theater stood under the elevated subway tracks on New Utretcht Avenue in Bensonhurst.

The Hollywood Theater was closed on June 4, 1951, and the building became a catering hall for weddings, bar mitzvahs and other functions. Now it is a strictly kosher hall.

The building stands less than 10 blocks away from the old Loew’s Oriental Theater.

Contributed by philipgoldberg

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Gigantor
Gigantor on December 2, 2003 at 9:30 am

The Hollywood Theatre is located at the northeast corner of New Utrecht Avenue and 78th Street in Brooklyn, NY.

My grandmother’s house was around the corner from it since 1941.

For many decades until about 1999 it was The Hollywood Terrace catering hall. It retained its elegance till the end with it’s stylish glass entry doors, beautiful lobby, and plush carpeting.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 28, 2007 at 9:52 am

A building permit (NB 2988-21) for a new building was issued for this address in 1921. A c/o was issued for a new building on March 10, 1922. Purpose of building was a 1000 seat motion picture theater. No owner name given. An April 1927 c/o gives the owners name as Westminster Amusement Corp.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 9, 2007 at 7:50 pm

VANDALS WRECK THEATRE.; Do $10,000 Damage to New $200,000 Brooklyn Movie House.

NY Times July 23, 1922

The Hollywood Theatre, a new motion picture house at Seventy-eighth Street and New Utrecht Avenue, Brooklyn, valued at $200,000, was unlawfully entered by vandals early yesterday morning according to police of the Bath Beach Precinct. The organ worth $2,500 had been ruined. The composition projection screen was torn and hacked to pieces. The operator’s box was opened and projection machines battered. The fire-escape door on New Utrecht had been forced with a jimmy. The owners could offer no explanation for the vandalism.

FrankComando
FrankComando on October 13, 2009 at 9:19 am

I sang at the Hollywood Terrace in the late 1950’s early 1960’s I am looking for pictures of Tito Puente, Mikie Vee and The Imperial’s
thanks
Frank Comando

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on May 20, 2012 at 9:52 am

Here’s a 1980s tax photo of the building as the Hollywood Terrace: lunaimaging

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