Linden Theatre

815 Flatbush Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11226

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This was a small neighborhood theater at 815 Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn. It was close to the Parkside Theater on Flatbush Avenue near Parkside Avenue and the Flatbush Theater on Church Avenue which was just east of Flatbush Avenue. The Kenmore Theatre was also very close by on Church Avenue. The Linden Theatre opened in 1911 and closed in 1931. It was demolished and a branch of Fulton Savings Bank was built on the site, today operating as a branch of HSBC.

It is not to be confused with the the “new” Linden which was located on Nostrand Avenue several blocks away. The “new” Linden is listed on this site. It was the former Loew’s Century Theatre until 1943 when it became Century’s Linden Theatre. It lasted until 1955.

Contributed by J.F. Lundy

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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on July 25, 2004 at 11:47 am

This Linden had 1,000 seats, according to the 1927 Film Daily Year Book. By the 1931 volume, it was no longer listed, suggesting that it had either closed or been re-named. Whatever became of the building? Demolished? Converted to other use?

jflundy
jflundy on February 27, 2007 at 8:49 am

In photos I have seen, this Linden Theater looks very much like the Ward & Glynne Century Theater nearby on Nostrand Avenue at Parkside Avenue (this street was known as Robinson Ave before 1920’s). It closed in 1930 when the city created a new road by tearing down a couple of buildings on the east side of Flatbush Avenue so Caton Avenue could be through routed across Flatbush Avenue to feed into Linden Boulevard at Bedford Avenue. This was done to facilitate automobile traffic which was hanging up traffic flow by turning right onto Flatbush for one block in order to turn onto Linden Blvd. which began at Flatbush Avenue and was a major artery to Queens and eastern Long Island. The Century on Nostrand later became a Loew’s and about 1943 a Century Circuit house

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