Coliseum Theatre

5205 4th Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11220

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HomecrestGuy on December 10, 2018 at 7:55 am

Photo from 1939-41, sourced from the NYC tax photo collection, added to gallery.

Willburg145 on August 27, 2017 at 1:33 pm

I wonder how the congregation feels about someone coming in and taking pictures? I would love to see the interior.

robboehm on May 18, 2015 at 10:47 pm

Photo from Brooklyn Pics uploaded.

amboy554 on October 16, 2010 at 5:57 pm

My parent made me go see the Menudo movie there. My sister wanted to go see it. That was 1982?

BobFurmanek on February 4, 2009 at 2:59 pm

On Friday January 26, 1962, the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly-Joe DeRita) embarked on a three day promotional tour for their latest feature film, THE THREE STOOGES MEET HERCULES. They were accompanied by “The Herculean Giant” (almost 8 foot tall Dave Ballard) and popular DJ Clay Cole, who was one of the stars of the co-feature, TWIST AROUND THE CLOCK.

On Saturday January 27, they appeared at the RKO Coliseum at 4:05 PM.

fred1 on November 15, 2007 at 11:21 am

A Fenway theater in the bronx uimangible , what next an Yankee theater in Boston .

BobFurmanek on November 15, 2007 at 9:50 am

Larry: Any memories of the event?

blindbat on November 10, 2007 at 7:08 pm

Bob mentioned how Jerry Lewis apeared on stage at the Coliseum in 1961. I was in the balcony that day. I was 11.

kencmcintyre on September 6, 2007 at 8:21 pm

This was an Interboro Circuit theater in the early sixties. The president of Interboro was Solomon Strausberg and the vice-president was Morris Strausberg. Here is a list of the other Interboro theaters circa 1963:

Brooklyn – Canarsie, Coliseum, Fortway, Harbor, Kismet, Park, Peerless, State, Sumner, Williamsburg
Bronx – Dover, Deluxe, Fenway, Freeman, Vogue
Long Island-Elmhurst – Elmwood
Flushing – Main Street, Playhouse, Parsons
Forest Hills – Trylon
Laurelton – Laurelton
St. Albans – Linden
Woodside – Hobart

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Ken Roe on August 9, 2006 at 7:18 am

Listed in the 1926 edition of Film Daily Yearbook with a seating capacity of 1,234.

Here is a photograph of the Coliseum Theatre I took in June 2006:

BobFurmanek on February 23, 2006 at 11:38 am

To promote his new film “The Ladies Man,” Jerry Lewis appeared on stage at this theater on July 12, 1961.

frankie on June 30, 2005 at 12:31 pm

I went to grade school at St. John the Evangelist on 21st Street (now condos !!!) and the nuns would drag us to the Coliseum to see “The Miracle of Fatima.” Then I came full circle and saw “Child’s Play” there. frankie from Brooklyn

RobertR on December 7, 2004 at 11:45 am

This theatre had no real competition around and I always wondered why it did not make it. It’s a shame after quading it that it did not survive.

HomegaMan on June 22, 2004 at 10:59 am

The Coliseum was my second home since my Grandmother ran numbers out of their lobby from 1969 til 1985. This theater was a second run theater that showed mainly double features of Sci-Fi/Horror, Blackploitation, and Kung Fu Films one week and Spanish Films the next. In 1985, the owner closed for six months and revamped the whole theater making it into a two floor, four theater picture house that showed first run films. In 1988, after trying so hard to make it work, the theater was closed due to a loss of revenue. Kids would come in and pay for one feature and spend all day sneaking into the others. Also there were some violent incidents that helped close the theater down quicker. The last film to show there was “Child’s Play”. In 1992, the theater was sold to the Temple de Alabanza Pentacostal Church and has been there since it opened in 1993.

William on November 14, 2003 at 7:53 pm

The Coliseum Theatre’s address was 5205 4th Ave. and it seated 1102 people.