Gloria Theater

395 Court Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11231

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Gloria Theatre

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The small neighborhood theater was located on Court Street in the Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn. The Gloria Theater was opened in 1925, and had a circular arched entrance. Seating was only one level. Closed sometime in the 1952.

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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on March 25, 2004 at 11:32 am

The Gloria was located at 395 Court Street, and had a reported 594 seats.

philipgoldberg
philipgoldberg on March 25, 2004 at 4:30 pm

Recently was inside the Key Food. Facing in from the street the right hand side of the store was the theater. The right wall, running from front to back, has breaks in it where you can see the moulding slope—as the floor would have done in its theater days. At the front of the store hanging down from the entrance area is what appears to be the old projection booth, which now serves as an office.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on June 21, 2006 at 6:40 pm

The Gloria Theater has now been demolished. An apartment block has been recently built on the site. Construction work is not quite completed (as at June 2006) and it looks like the decorative stonework around the former theater’s entrance has been retained and will form the entrance to the apartments.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 27, 2006 at 2:23 pm

Three photographs I took in June 2006 of the decorative entrance arch of the former Gloria Theater. This is all that remains after the building was demolished and an apartment block was built on the site of the theatre:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kencta/199850316/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kencta/199850872/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kencta/199851483/

scope
scope on July 28, 2013 at 11:27 am

I lived at 113 ½ 2nd Place, right around the corner from the Gloria, between 1948 and 1957. I attended several movies in that theater. It did close sometime in the second half of the 50’s but I don’t remember if it closed before or after I moved away because my family continued to visit other family members on 2nd place well into the 60’s. At one point in 1976 it was being used as a law office, a have photo somewhere of it taken at that time.

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