Loew's Broadway Theatre

912 Broadway,
Brooklyn, NY 11206

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1909  post card view of the Broadway Theatre

Viewing: Photo | Street View

This palatial 2,000-plus seat theatre stood at the busy intersection of Broadway and Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn. Teller’s Broadway Theatre was opened on March 21, 1904, with a production of “Babes in Toyland”.

It was razed in 1998.

Contributed by philipgoldberg, William Gabel

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johndereszewski
johndereszewski on May 17, 2010 at 6:07 pm

A very interesting page – and a wonderful picture, albeit the fact that, as previously noted, the elevated train line mysteriously disappears from the scene.

If I had not stumbled across this picture when viewing some of Jayar’s photos on the Bushwick RKO page, I would never have learned about this fascinating theater. Since I usually search theaters by zip code, the fact that it is not indicated at the top of the page means that I never found the Broadway during my previous searches. To address this, I hope that management will add the Broadway’s zip code – 11206 – to this page.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 19, 2010 at 7:59 am

None of Warrens photos work anymore.

William
William on May 19, 2010 at 8:12 am

His photobucket account has not worked for some time now.
People also should know not to link photos or items from eBay, those links photos are only good for 60 days.

johndereszewski
johndereszewski on June 10, 2010 at 9:06 am

Thanks, site manager, for adding the zip code.

Jayar1
Jayar1 on June 14, 2010 at 4:54 pm

The Broadway Theater… The view from the El

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Bway
Bway on June 15, 2010 at 5:31 am

Jayar, the link doesn’t work.

Jayar1
Jayar1 on June 15, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Try it again Bway.

Jayar1
Jayar1 on June 16, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Built for Leo Teller, the architect was J. B. McElfatrick. It opened March 21, 1904 with “Babes in Toyland.” Drama critic Robert Grau, in 1909, referred to the Broadway as “the best suburban theatre in America.” You can catch a glimpse of it, as the Rio Piedras, in “The French Connection." 

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on June 25, 2010 at 4:03 pm

NIce vintage photo Jayar1.

Bway
Bway on June 11, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Jayar…the link posted on June 14, 2010 isn’t the old Broadway Theater, that’s a smaller two story building on the north side of the el on the other side of Broadway that is still there.

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