Parkside Theater

728 Flatbush Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11226

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Parkside Theater

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This theater stood a few blocks from the Patio Theater and Prospect Park Theater. The Parkside Theater was opened in 1915. Eventually it was taken over by Century Theaters. It closed in 1951.

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deleted user
[Deleted] on December 6, 2004 at 8:38 am

This theatre closed in 1950 it is now a discount department store. Two buildings was combined for the discount store the address now is 726 Flatbush.

RobertR
RobertR on December 6, 2004 at 11:18 am

Who ran this theatre after Centurys?

deleted user
[Deleted] on December 6, 2004 at 11:39 am

In a 1949 article the Parkside Theater is shown as being operated by the EC Endicott Circuit.

KenRoe
KenRoe on December 6, 2004 at 1:53 pm

The 1930 Film Daily Yearbook lists the seating capacity of the Parkside Theater as 590.

KenRoe
KenRoe on August 16, 2006 at 3:50 am

A photograph I took in May 2006 of the Parkside Theatre (now a GEM Super Saver store), close to the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Parkside Avenue:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kencta/216837696/

tonyd
tonyd on February 21, 2008 at 11:40 pm

I remember in the mid 50’s they stopped showing movies and presented live Yiddish Vaudeville shows. Not too certain about this.

Tony D

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on February 22, 2008 at 6:22 am

The Parkside had at least one owner before it became part of Fox Metropolitan Theatres. It was being run by the Brandt brothers when William Fox purchased their circuit. It’s very possible that others had the Parkside before the Brandts.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 22, 2008 at 9:33 am

The earliest certificate of occupancy that I can find for this address is dated August 5, 1926. There is a 600 seat motion picture theater located at 728 Flatbush Avenue. It was an existing building so the theater could have been operating prior to that date. Another certificate of occupancy dated October 13, 1953 shows a supermarket and a tailor shop/dry cleaning store located at 726-28 Flatbush Avenue. I don’t know the exact closing date of this theater but it was closed by 1953.

leslegr
leslegr on March 10, 2008 at 1:24 pm

I lived near the Parkide Theater. It was still in busines in the
mid 50’s. Closed either late 50’s or early 60’s and the property
became an A&P. I remember walking in the A&P and could still see
the projection booth in the rear of the store. It was a nice little
theater.

DJM78
DJM78 on January 10, 2012 at 12:59 am

I was right outside of this building a few times. Never had a clue that it was a movie theater. Anyone out there have a photo of this theater?

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