Loew's Warwick Theatre

134 Jerome Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11207

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Loew's Warwick Theatre

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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on August 20, 2008 at 9:52 am

In late 1937, the Warwick underwent a $50,000 renovation and was “transformed into an up-to-date, modern cinema palace. New seats—new wide-angle screen—new lounge rooms—new carpets.” But the claim “EVERYTHING NEW BUT THE NAME!” wasn’t 100% true. The Warwick’s policy remained the same, with programs that were at the very end of their routings on the Loew’s circuit: View link

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on March 5, 2009 at 9:23 am

This ad from 9/28/1944 shows the lowly (no pun intended) status of the Warwick on the Loew’s circuit. The Warwick is listed at the bottom right corner of the ad, and was showing a double feature (“Mr Winkle Goes to War” & “Kansas City Kitty”) that started its circuit run about a month before. Sometimes, the Warwick would be left out of ads if space was tight. The Warwick was usually the last stand of movies on the Loew’s circuit: View link

TLSLOEWS on February 11, 2010 at 11:26 am

Intersting history,thanks Warren

Pastime on April 21, 2010 at 11:05 am

Does anybody out there remember Heise’s Ice Cream parlor at Cleveland and Fulton Street’s? It was the hangout for the C&F boys.
Also Moe’s bar across the street?

tapeshare on May 5, 2010 at 10:20 am

Pardon the plug here, but I have just completed a book on the East New York-Cypress Hills area with Brian Merlis and we have included images of many of the theaters in the neighborhood which are now long gone, including the Warwick, Embassy, Miller, Lyric, Kinema, Biltmore, Euclid, and Premier. Anyone interested can visit http://www.tapeshare.com/Order.html
We may have to tweak some of the early history of the Warwick. I came across an article dated September 20, 1914 announcing the opening of Marcus Loew’s Warwick Theater. I also found a 1939 article announcing a “Jitterbug” show (dance contests and amateur nights were common in the local theaters) and a 1947 blurb on Italian-version films appearing there. Anyone interested in the articles can visit http://www.tapeshare.com/Jerome.html
To “Pastime”, I remember Moe’s and Heise’s quite well, having lived around the corner on Ashford Street. Visit http://www.tapeshare.com/Cleveland.html for an early view of Moe’s.

TLSLOEWS on July 13, 2010 at 3:05 pm

The Loews Warwick was named after Marcus Loew friend David Warwick an actor,this may have been posted before.

Tinseltoes on July 13, 2010 at 5:01 pm

No, it was named for nearby Warwick Street. You are confusing it with the name of the great American actor, David Warfield, who was a close personal friend of Marcus Loew and also an investor in Loew’s, Incorporated. Loew’s Warfield Theatre in San Francisco was named in honor of David Warfield.

TLSLOEWS on July 13, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Yes you are right Tinelsoes,I got them mixed up no wonder I did not read this in the posts on this theatre.Thanks for the correction.

Tinseltoes on December 12, 2010 at 10:53 am

Here’s a link to a new interactive New York Times article about the border between Brooklyn and Queens: View link

Juice on June 23, 2011 at 6:48 am

I remember the ice cream parlor very well, it was right under the stairs of the Cleveland St. J train station. Being a 60s baby, I likely missed the glory days. But while attending P.S. 108, I had a classmate named Lorraine Von Thaden. By that time (mid-late 60s), her parents owned the ice cream parlor. I seem to remember a diner/restaurant a few doors down where I used to buy baseball cards & magazines.

@Tapeshare – I’ve visited your site & knew you a long time ago. I see that you have pictures of a few of my old classmates & one of my P.S. 108 punchball team mates named Tony Kachykalo. I haven’t seen him since we graduated in 1971, but I’ve never forgotten him. I still remember most of the kids whom I went to school with.

It’s amazing to think of the things that stay with you!

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