Marine Theatre

1956 Flatbush Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11234

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Orlando on June 8, 2015 at 11:57 am

Century’s Marine was closed in 1972 and torn down weeks after its' closing. “Groundstar Conspiracy” was one of the last pictures on the double bill. The bank on the block needed more parking. 2 side stores still exist as a redone lobby entrance.

BarryM on August 28, 2013 at 11:26 am

Thanks for that great picture of the great SOUND OF MUSIC playing at the Marine. However, I noticed from my research that TSOM did not open there until December 21, 1966, so this shot would have to be from that year or possibly sometime in 1967.

Netaddict on January 6, 2009 at 1:46 am


I knew a Dan Lundy when I lived in Bay Ridge on 64th St. between 4th and 5th Avenues during the late 40’s and early 50’s. Are you related by any chance?

jflundy on January 5, 2009 at 3:17 pm

This article relates to purchase of the land upon which the Marine was constructed:
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Netaddict on January 27, 2008 at 10:33 pm

I posted the following on the Brook Theater page:

Wow! What memories this site brings back. I was a regular at both the Brook and Marine theaters from 1953 to 1958. I believe admission was a quarter back then. The balcony was a great place to make out with the girls. Many of my friends worked at both theaters. We all hung out at the dinette (don’t remember the name) next to the Marine when I was 15 & 16. They had juke boxes on the tables. I loved the knishes at the Coronet deli. Another favorite hangout was the candy store on the corner of Flatlands and Flatbush Ave. and I dated a girl who lived in the apartment building next door to the Brook. I graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas, (Brother Armel) class of January 1955. Hard to believe theyâ€\ve shut it down. I still have the class graduation photo album and the names of all my classmates. If you would like a copy or any other information e-mail me at
posted by Netaddict on Feb 9, 2006 at 7:50pm

odraoda on July 15, 2007 at 8:26 pm

I went to the Marine Theater about every Saturday from
1942 to 1948, and also attended the school around the
corner, St. Thomas Aquinas (and later, for a year, Midwood
High School). (I was also a Brooklyn Eagle boy with a
100-paper route from Avenue U to King’s Highway.)

Is there anyone out there who remembers the Marine Theater
from those days?

rondanto on February 2, 2006 at 5:50 am

The Marine had the exclusive Brooklyn showing of “The Sound of Music”. It ran there for 6 months.

DJMitchell on August 9, 2005 at 4:41 pm

Century’s Marine Theatre was a great place to see a movie. I have great memories of the Theatre from the 60s and 70s. I remember seeing THE SOUND OF MUSIC, DISNEY’s THE JUNGLE BOOK, HOUSE OF WAX in 3D, KLUTE, BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID, THE FRENCH CONNECTION,
TOM THUMB, and so many others! The theatre is now a bank and a carpet store. Its very sad.

teecee on July 30, 2005 at 11:10 am

On page 97 of “This Fabulous Century 1950-1960” (Time Life Books, 1970) there is a photo of the Marine marquee.
Wording on the marquee:


Caption: A New York moive theater drops its regular Hollywood fare to pick up television’s political spectacular, the Kefauver hearings.

Sounds all too familiar: Oliver North, OJ Simpson, Michael Jackson …