Embassy Theatrer

3208 Fulton Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11208

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capofeny55 on January 13, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Longs ice cream parlor moved to Fulton st between crescent st and Hemlock st

flo43223 on May 15, 2010 at 7:26 pm

My name is RoseMarie Randazzo Pellegrinelli, I lived at 3232 Fulton Street where my parents owned Animated Toy Company from 1942 until I married at Blessed Sacarment in 1962. In the early 40’s my Father would rent the movies from the Embassy Theatre and show them to our family, friends and employee’s. Sometime he would set up his projector at the Convent for the Nun’s to see some of the movies. I loved the Embassy, as a little girl I paid 25 cents and latter 26 cents, the extra penny was for tax. The Treatre to me was majestic when you walked in it was like walking into Hollywood, the Red Velvet drapes and red rugs were so lavish. You are right about the ushers, they were scary in their white uniform and holding their searchlight. But it was very well controlled and I felt safe there.

GaryCohen on December 29, 2009 at 2:42 pm

I grew up in East New York, Brooklyn and remember the Embassy as being close to the Brooklyn/Queens borderline. I can only remember going to the Embassy twice with my father in ‘65 or '66. We saw a rerelease of “The Bridge on the River Kwai” (which I remember being something of a disappointment since my father told me it was the greatest P.O.W. film ever and I so much preferred “The Great Escape.”) and Charlton Heston in the excellent “Khartoum.” And while I do not remember any specifics, I do remember that this was a very nice neighborhood theater.

AldoCP on March 21, 2009 at 4:41 pm

The Embassy was considered to be the “better” movie theater in the neighborhood.
The manager was famous.

GerriL on September 25, 2008 at 10:46 am

I just recieved your email. ok now lets think of a chatroom name lol

philsantella on September 25, 2008 at 10:18 am

Yes you sent it correctly

I Just responded back to you. Chatroom would be a great idea.
In my reply i mentioned Tapeshare.com
They have a Guestroom open to anyone who wants to share thoughts and memories. Check it out.

GerriL on September 25, 2008 at 8:07 am

I think coming up with a chatroom would be a great idea. Im sure many will meet there and talk over old times.


GerriL on September 25, 2008 at 8:01 am

HI Phil I

I sent you an email I hope I sent it to the right email address


philsantella on September 24, 2008 at 8:27 am

Sorry GerriL

Forgot to add my e-mail address, which is

philsantella on September 24, 2008 at 8:23 am

Hello again GerriL

Ray was Mr.Grace,s close friend, and also assistant Mgr. The pink poodle ,i believe was Mr.Grace,s dog.
Ray owned a Pink Caddilac Convertible, and also raised show dogs.
He would sometimes park in front of Embassy Theatre,with several wolfhounds,sitting in rear seat.Dont remember the old matron with the gray hair. Was probobly to busy making out,That would be the upstairs balcony lol What was your sisters name? Where did you guys live. I lived on Cleveland St. between Fulton and Atlantic.
My wife lived acroos from Embassy Theatre on corner of Richmond st.
You can also e-mail me if you like,enjoy talking about the old Neighborhood. Good times and Good memories.

GerriL on September 24, 2008 at 7:32 am

HI PHilly,

Who was gay Ray ? Was he the guy that sat in the office with the pink Poodle that was the Embassy show dog? Do you remember that dog …. ok ok so maybe it wasnt pink lolol but they did have a show dog whose picture hung in the office. Do you remember the three stooges appearing there ? What about the old matron with the gray hair that would shine her flashlight in your face if you were talking .

I was to young to hang out back then But my sister would sneak in Benny’s to hang out with her friends . God for bid if we were caught in Benny’s or Cordes my dad would have killed us lolol

philsantella on September 24, 2008 at 6:45 am

Hi GerriL

Yes youre right, Cordes was on the corner of Fulton and Norwood.
Also the Embassy luncheonette aka Benny,s was right next door to the Emabassy Theatre. Before Bennys,it was owned by a fella named Kurtz.
Benny and Murray opened in the early 50,s
Good ole! Embassy theatre, thats where i first met my wife.
Do you remember Gay Ray assist Mgr to Mr.Grace. Boy he was a piece of work. lol That was our hangout during the 50,s, Way back when.
posted by philly santella aka Duke. Ciao for now

GerriL on September 23, 2008 at 8:15 pm

As I was reading I noticed someone said that Cordes was across from the Embassy theater but it wasn’t. Cordes was on Fulton and Norwood . MOms was across from the theater and longs was on Fulton near Cresent St. There was also a place next to the Embassy called Benny’s where lots from the neighborhood hung out.

BrooklynJim on September 8, 2008 at 8:48 am

LMAO! Thx. Will check it out.

robbiedupree on September 8, 2008 at 8:43 am

yes i did. go to my website for details. quick – let’s get outta here before warren catches us. robbie

BrooklynJim on September 8, 2008 at 8:36 am

I know you’re not one to toot your own horn, but did you ever finish & release that CD you were working on last winter, robbie? Think of you every time I pass the Embassy & Haven theaters on the J train these days…

PKoch on April 24, 2008 at 11:31 am

I’m glad to be back on CT after a long absence. I think any sort of chat that brings people together, and which gets them to share amicably about their past, is good, whether or not it is here, Tapeshare, Bushwick Buddies, or elsewhere.

philsantella on April 24, 2008 at 5:59 am

Youre right p.sindone, This does sound like CIA type of operation.
When did this room change ? Ive had many pleasent stories to share with others,like muzer, robbie, mopella,p.koch etc. Nice bunch of people. And yes Tapeshare is a great place to continue sharing story,s and photo,s of the old hood. Our crew hung at the Embassy Luncheonette for many yrs. And its great to share time and events way back when. Life is to short for any other BS. Anyone want to share any story,s contact me on Tapeshare.com or e-mail me at

Ciao for now Philly aka Duke

JoAnnLaForte on April 23, 2008 at 8:43 am

I saw nothing creepy aside from 2 killjoys.

I’m saying goodbye. I think we all should. i posted my email address. someone come up with a chatroom idea and email it to me; and anyone who wants to get in, provide your email and before you know it, we’ll find “another hangout”. The Embassy was a good place, this has become a bad one. Anything that makes ME feel badly or insulted is NOT good.

See you all someplace else in here. It was fun. tapeshare.com is a good site for our old memories/stories. the guy Rick who runs it is also very nice.

By Warren and Howard.
I hope your site empties out as you wish.

psindone on April 23, 2008 at 7:57 am

There is something CREEPY here but it has nothing to do with the people who are reconnecting. I thought this was going to be a nice place to hear old stories about a neighborhood I loved growing up in. I have lost many friends over the years, some to sickness and some to just growing up and moving on. I have enjoyed seeing some of those names again. But this is getting out of hand and has taken some of the joy out of it, I thought that’s what this was for…. Life is a short run so to get so out of joint over who writes what is really sad…..

rtrupia on April 23, 2008 at 7:46 am

Before I log off this site to rid myself of whistle blowing people like Warren and Howard,this should be known.Deep in side Warren had the desire to carry a flashlight and tell people they are doing something wrong.The Embassy hired him ,but quit after a week after being threatened by a female 12th grader.So, this is his way of getting back at people. Howard’s problem is that he sounds like he has nothing better to do than to stand behind a whistle blower.
There are wonderful people with great memories on this site.I’m glad I had the opportunity to read some of the stories,because I lived it. 11207

robbiedupree on April 23, 2008 at 7:26 am

Let’s make everyone pass a test and undergo a background check. This is clearly a case of National Security ! Let’s hope that Warren get’s the job of Monitor. We need someone to decide who will qualify for the right to belong to Cinema Treasures. Let’s screen-out all of the unworthy.


HowardBHaas on April 23, 2008 at 7:25 am

You are not blogging about the Embassy.


psindone on April 23, 2008 at 7:17 am

Membership needs to be tightened, what is this the CIA!!! Somebody needs to lighten up here. I think if Howard or Warren have nothing new to add about the Embassy maybe they should stay off.

HowardBHaas on April 22, 2008 at 5:46 pm

I’ve read hundreds of above posts. They are not about Embassy Theatre memories. They do not “spring therefrom” They have nothing to do with the purpose of the website, and many above posts in a creepy way are overly personal in ways nothing to do with this website. I agree with Warren.