UA Sheepshead Bay Stadium 14

3907 Shore Parkway,
Brooklyn, NY 11235

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UA Sheepshead Bay Stadium 14

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One, if not the, largest theater in Brooklyn. Was built in 1987 as a 10-screen ‘plex and recently underwent renovation. Mostly mainstream fare, but has so many screens, it can afford the occasional indie/Woody Allen film every so often. Has a nice variety of films; usually something for everyone. Only game in town with recent neighborhood closings of popular theaters.

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GaryCohen on December 19, 2009 at 4:31 pm

This theater opened up in the summer of 1987. I saw Schwarzennegger there in “Predator” the first week it opened. It was an immediate smash and knocked out many nicer places to see a film like the Loews Georgetowne twin. This place was so popular that on Saturday night, even if you lived close by, you had to leave at least 2 hours ahead of time to wait in an enormous line to get into their parking lot. It was the most frustrating experience and took the enjoyment out of going to the movies. Sometimes on a realy crowded night, you had to park blocks away. The more popular it got, the more it went downhill. It was discovered by a massive amount of hoodlums from outside the area. I can remember one blasting rap music in the theater, while an usher was nowhere to be found. I remember boobs shining small lasers at the screen and an idiot, sitting next to my sister, talking on a cell-phone during the last scene in “Titanic.” I moved out of Brooklyn in 1999 and I understand that they have revamped this theater, even making one into an IMAX. To be frank, despite my having seen many films there, I really don’t miss it.

Tom Brennan
Tom Brennan on June 24, 2010 at 5:34 am

I despise this theater, as it is responsible for the closing of many great Brooklyn theaters like the Kingsway. At the time it opened, I was 12 and thought it was the greatest thing… so many movies under one roof. What I didn’t realize at the time was just how cold and dull the multiplex was. There is no personality, and it’s just a place to go and watch a movie, and not a very good (or clean) one at that. I saw many films here between 1987 and 2004… but ask me if I have one solid memory or interesting experience and I couldn’t tell you. I can remember many experiences at theaters such as the Kingsway, The Nostrand, The Brook, etc… but at this place, they all blur together.

Astyanax on June 24, 2010 at 1:06 pm

The UA Sheepshead Bay 14 is a place to see a movie, but not necessarily the place to enjoy the movie. The expansion and upgrade about 8 years ago only made matters worse. I share Gringe’s memories of the Century’s Brooklyn theaters with the exception of the Kings Plaza hodge-podge.

Lenox on April 30, 2011 at 2:12 pm

The last time I was in a Brooklyn movie theatre was at the UA Sheepshead approximately 10 years ago. When I was a kid there werec so many theaters in Brooklyn .Now there are probably less than 10 .

Kris on June 20, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Though this theater is generally nothing remarkable, one thing I’ve come to appreciate is the how the staff paints the front doors for big “event” movies. I think they’ve been doing this for about two years now; I remember the glass doors displaying the logo for one of the Twilight movies, they decorated them with logos and characters for Toy Story 3, and over the weekend I noticed the doors were done up for Transformers 3. The outer doors had the Transformers logo (which you can kind of see in the photo I took) while the inner doors had some renderings of characters like Optimus Prime and Bumblebee (I didn’t get a chance to take pictures of those, unfortunately).

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on June 20, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Kris, I noticed that, too, the last (and only) time I was here in 2009 to see “Avatar” in the room that was converted to IMAX. I agree with your take… nothing remarkable about the building or rooms – standard boilerplate modern multiplex – but the painted doors are a nice touch of showmanship in a day when that seems to have all but disappeared. And it doesn’t matter that the paintings are a bit amateurish – that may even lend to their charm.

DJM78 on January 6, 2012 at 6:43 pm

This theatre has no charm. It lacks class and I almost never go there.

RobertR on September 29, 2014 at 7:47 am

To think Brooklyn once had 200 theatres

robboehm on September 29, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Looking at the stair is there a handicap entrance?

fred1 on March 2, 2015 at 12:39 am

Yes at the extreme right of the stairs

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