Loew's Warwick Theatre

134 Jerome Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11207

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Loew's Warwick Theatre

The Warwick Theatre was opened May 3, 1913. It presented movies and Keith’s Vaudeville acts. It was taken over by Loew’s and was renamed Loew’s Warwick Theatre from September 21, 1914 Alterations were carried out to the plans of architect Thomas W. Lamb in 1916, and in 1917 a Moller 3 manual 4 ranks theatre organ was installed.

In 1937 the interior of the theatre was remodelled to the plans of architect H. Moskowitz and it reopened on December 10, 1937.

The Loew’s Warwick Theatre was closed in 1954..

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tapeshare on November 1, 2006 at 11:13 am

I am researching Hale Bowling Lanes, which sat at 3118-20
Fulton Street (southeast corner of Fulton and Hale Ave.) The
original CO for the building was issued in 1926 for a 555 seat
theater. The 1929 Plat maps also show the location as a theater.
It became a bowling alley in the 1930s but I have no history of any
theater and was wondering if it was listed in the Yearbook. Thanks-

If you want to email me offline I can be reached at

tapeshare on June 13, 2007 at 11:01 am

Many thanks Warren. I forgot to add I discovered a New York Times
article dated Sept. 24, 1958. During demolition of the building
the wall facing Fulton Street collapsed and disrupted El service
for several hours. So now we know the date the building came down.

tapeshare on August 6, 2008 at 7:31 am

Hello gents, not sure where to post this but I am continuing my research on the East New York area and am trying to find information on a number of theaters missing from this site. If anyone has information from the old theater guides that would help. Here’s the list:

Euclid Theater (Euclid and Pitkin)
Unknown name (southwest corner , Cleveland and Pitkin, the
structure is still standing)
Premiere Theater (Sutter Avenue near Hinsdale)
New Blake Theater (Southwest corner Schenck and Blake)
Unknown name (3386 Fulton, south side between Autumn/Hemlock)

Feel free to contact directly at

Rick Gomes
The East New York Project

tapeshare on August 6, 2008 at 8:10 am

Yes, I did use the search engine but I may have missed the
Premier. On the Pitkin/Cleveland, I believe the address is
2386 Pitkin (the entrance faced Pitkin), but because so
many buildings have been demolished over there the addresses
can be thrown off. This building was converted to a mattress
factory in 1935 so it may have only served as a silent theater.

Thanks Warren

tapeshare on August 8, 2008 at 10:19 am

Great stuff Warren, much appreciated. I have seen a picture of the
Euclid dated October 1940 ( “Ma, He’s Making Eyes” was on the marquee) so it must have been on its last legs at that time. The buildings were cleared for a shopping center and parking so the addresses and tax lots have changed.

Pastime on April 21, 2010 at 8:05 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 7:20 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 12:05 pm

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

TLSLOEWS on July 13, 2010 at 2:15 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.

Juice on June 23, 2011 at 3:48 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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