Dewey Theater

2384 Coney Island Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11223

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bkbill
bkbill on October 17, 2006 at 8:49 am

The word of mouth kids news stated that if you go to the DEWEY, you can get in for 5¢ —– if you bring your own chair!
I did go once, in the late 40’s, to see a Halloween show â€" two Frankenstein movies and a live magic act. I didn’t bring my own chair but there was a small section that had had its seats removed. It was empty that day. So the 5¢ bit could have been true.

Louella
Louella on November 14, 2005 at 7:11 am

We neighborhood kids used to call this place the “Itch” for very obvious reasons.
Karl B

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 21, 2004 at 10:57 am

In the Film Daily Yearbook 1930, the theatre at this address is named the Sunshine Theatre with a seating capacity of 372.

It had been re-named Dewey Theatre by 1941 with a seating capacity of 350.

cheap
cheap on December 21, 2004 at 10:46 am

all i remember of the dewey is that in 1945 my mother took me there to see the ‘dolly sisters’ with john payne, betty grable and june haver
albert peckmam

pswgoldberg
pswgoldberg on November 5, 2003 at 11:06 am

The address matches up with a Plumbing supply house that has been in the location for years. The building looks like it could have been a single-level movie house.