Tuxedo Theater

3050 Ocean Parkway,
Brooklyn, NY 11224

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robboehm
robboehm on November 26, 2016 at 5:44 pm

Uploaded a 1962 image (pre-Century management) from coneyislandhistory.org

Dodiad
Dodiad on November 25, 2016 at 5:16 pm

Grew up in Brighton Beach (Banner Avenue and Brighton 7th Street) in the 1950s. The Tuxedo was one of our regular neighborhood theaters, along with the Oceana on Brighton Beach Avenue between Brighton 11th and 12th Streets. Many Saturday morning kiddie shows with cartoons, Westerns, serials (Flash Gordon, etc.). They would give out promo strips in school listing the films to be shown that Saturday. The strips came in multiple colors; when you showed up on Saturday morning, if your strip matched the color of the one posted in the box office, you got in free.

rivest266
rivest266 on September 30, 2013 at 2:11 pm

A big theatre of nearly 2,000 seats and no picture? May 27th, 1929 ad uploaded.

JeffMM
JeffMM on September 12, 2006 at 7:26 pm

My grandmother lived on the same block, the first north of the Brighton Line Ocean Parkway station. Her building was torn down at the same time.

I remember seeing a Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis film there in the ‘50s, something with “circus” in the title. My mother and aunt, on the other side, knew Lewis as a child, but that is another story.

frankie
frankie on October 7, 2005 at 9:08 am

I wonder if this was the theater where my sister Cathy & I saw “State Fair” in 1962 when I was 18 or 19 ? I’ll never forget the audience laughing when Pat Boone burst into his first song ! frankie from Brooklyn

William
William on November 17, 2003 at 2:23 pm

The Tuxedo Theatre was located at 3050 Ocean Parkway and it seated 1735 people.