Pennway Theater

Pennsylvania Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY

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Matthew Prigge
Matthew Prigge on November 14, 2012 at 5:20 pm

If anyone has any stories about going to/ working at this threatre in its adult days, I would love to hear them. I am chronicling the histories of adult theatres in the US. Please contact me at Thanks!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 1, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Is it Penway or Pennway? Probably two n’s given the street, but on the ad it says Penway.

GaryCohen
GaryCohen on February 1, 2010 at 7:08 pm

I went there several times when this theater opened in the mid-1960s. I remember seeing Peter Sellers in “After the Fox,” “Yul Brynner in "Return of the 7” and Rod Steiger in “No Way to Treat A Lady.” I never particularly liked this theater and it was a mistake to build it in an area that was already starting to go downhill. I went there once when it started showing softcore porn. Those films were more memorable than the legitimate films I saw there.

RobertR
RobertR on July 7, 2005 at 8:50 pm

1971 the Penway was showing X on showcase
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RobertR
RobertR on October 13, 2004 at 10:00 pm

I knew a projectionist who had this theatre for a few weeks while one of the main guys was on vacation. It had a huge Cinemascope screen. I remember the theatre being very wide. I dont recall alot more about it, except that it looked like one of the 60’s theatres Century built although I think it was always an independant.