Linden Theatre

815 Flatbush Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11226

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jflundy
jflundy on February 27, 2007 at 2:49 pm

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

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on July 25, 2004 at 5:47 pm

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?