Normandy Theatre

4217 New Utrecht Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11219

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DJM78
DJM78 on June 14, 2013 at 6:10 pm

This site never disappoints me. I’ve passed this building a few times and each time I’ve thought this looks like it was a Theatre. Sure enough I check this site and there it is.

Juice
Juice on August 14, 2011 at 3:36 am

As regards the picture posted by lostmemory, that is a picture of the Normandy Theatre which later became the Howard & Carver Theatres on Fulton St & Howard Avenue.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 26, 2008 at 7:44 pm

Listed as the Elton at 4215 New Utrecht in 1940 yellow pages. Number was WIndsr 8-3232.

irajoel
irajoel on July 29, 2006 at 3:38 am

My father owned a luncheonette across the street from the Normandy on New Utrecht ave, and got to know the manager/owner a Mr. Green I recall. My mother who worked in the store, would leave me in the theatre to babysit me, I guess in 1950-51 or 52 and the matrons as we used to call them would look after me. I recall having to sit through A Streetcar named desire over and over, and for years after I had an aversion to it. Also have a memory of seeing an Italian film either bitter rice or maybe anna with silvano magnano. In the mid 50’s it was turned into a factory, and many of the Puerto Rican workers would come to eat lunch at my fathers store, and I would sometimes go with my mother in the factory/theatre to deliver lunch for the workers.

ERD
ERD on October 31, 2005 at 11:26 am

A plain looking theatre (inside and out)-especially when compared to nearby Loew’s 46th Street and Loew’s Boro Park theatres.

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[Deleted] on November 27, 2004 at 3:17 pm

The correct spelling is Normandy. This theatre opened in 1919 as the Elton Theatre. When the other Normandy Theatre on Fulton Street became the Howard Theatre this Elton Theatre then became the Normandy Theatre. I show the seating for this theatre at 1200+ seats.

ERD
ERD on August 23, 2004 at 7:07 am

The Elton must might have been the original name, not the Elk.

jflundy
jflundy on July 17, 2004 at 9:19 pm

At one time in forties was known as Elton

philipgoldberg
philipgoldberg on June 16, 2004 at 3:29 pm

Looked inside recently. Looks like some details may be in tact like the molding around the exit doors.

ERD
ERD on February 20, 2004 at 3:50 pm

The original name of this theatre was the Elk.