Radio Theatre

4113 13th Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY

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The Radio was located in the Boro Park section of Brooklyn. It closed in the 1950s, and is today used for retail.

Contributed by philipgoldberg

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philipgoldberg
philipgoldberg on November 25, 2002 at 11:28 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
ERD on February 10, 2004 at 10:29 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.

ERD
ERD on September 25, 2004 at 6:57 pm

The main error was my mispelling of the original theatre’s name ROYAL(not Royale)-not my capitalizing of the definite article"the."

ERD
ERD on September 25, 2004 at 7:02 pm

Above correction of typo- misspelling

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on June 10, 2007 at 2:53 pm

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
ERD on August 1, 2009 at 6:52 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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