Radio Theatre

4114 13th Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11219

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Radio Theatre

The Royal Theatre was located in the Boro Park section of Brooklyn. It was opened prior to 1914 as the Royal Palace Hall, and later became the Amaranth Theatre. It opened in 1920 as the Royal Theatre.

In 1940 it was renamed Radio Theatre and featured Jewish and Italian movies. It closed January 5, 1950, and is today used for retail, by 2015 Nigun Music-a Jewish music store.

Contributed by philipgoldberg

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philipgoldberg on November 25, 2002 at 8:28 am

I saw this building last week, and although retrofitted for retail use, the facade and the look of the corner building still leave little to the imagination that this was once a movie house.

ERD on February 10, 2004 at 7:29 pm

The Radio was originally called The Royale Theatre. It was built sometime before World War One. I remember in the 1950’s it showed a great deal of old cowboy films. The theatre is now a mini market.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on June 10, 2007 at 11:53 am

In the American Motion Picture Directory 1914-1915 there is an Amoranth Theatre at 42nd Street and 13th Avenue. Could this be the first name for the Royal/Radio Theatre as ERD posted Feb 10 2004 that it was built ‘sometime before World War One’; and the location is pretty close to the 4113 13th Street address.

ERD on August 1, 2009 at 3:52 pm

Royal was etched on top of the original facade of the building, so I believe that was it’s original name. The building is on the corner of forty-first street and thirteenth Avenue, so it could not have been the Amoranth theatre which is listed as being on forty-second street. That place must have been a short lived theatre. It is the first time I ever heard it mentioned.

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