Fox Theatre

10 Flatbush Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11217

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Fox Theatre exterior

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The Fox Theater was once a centerpiece of “Downtown Brooklyn”. It opened on August 31, 1928. In the early-1960’s, it became a popular concert venue for rock ‘n’ roll shows emceed by Murray Kaufman ( Murray The “K”).

Despite its popularity, it was torn down in early-1971 and The Consolidated Edison company of New York was built in its place.

Contributed by Joseph Cascio, William Gabel

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Astyanax
Astyanax on March 2, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Thanks NittyRanks. What a terrific site. I was able to identify that the tracks shown in the 1933 photo belonged to the 5th Ave. elevated line that linked with the Fulton St. line in the north, and connected to the West End & 3rd Ave. lines going south. Had not been aware that these el lines existed.

NittyRanks
NittyRanks on March 5, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Yeah it is a great site. I used to go there more but it is pretty extensive with the pictures and all.

PragmaticGuy
PragmaticGuy on January 31, 2012 at 10:56 am

I have a promo album of Murray the K doing an Easter or holiday show from the Fox. Gene Pitney and a number of other great early rock stars are featured.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on February 1, 2012 at 4:48 am

I’ve noticed that in press reports during the relatively brief time that it was owned and run by its builder, it was often described as the William Fox Theatre.

albangin
albangin on April 14, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Check some new old photos I just posted of the FOX staff. check ou photo section.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on April 15, 2012 at 6:43 am

Likes so many other CT listings, STATUS needs to be changed from “Closed” to “Demolished.”

Brad Smith
Brad Smith on May 5, 2012 at 9:49 am

Click here for an exterior view of the Fox Theatre in 1929.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on June 2, 2012 at 5:19 am

Here’s a two-page spread of photos from a 1928 trade journal: archive

fred1
fred1 on December 27, 2012 at 6:02 am

Go to page 8 : http://www.flavorwire.com/351944/the-most-beautiful-buildings-in-new-york-that-no-longer-exist

NittyRanks
NittyRanks on December 27, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Excellent thanks for that link!

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