785 DeKalb Avenue,
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The Kismet Theatre was located at DeKalb and Marcy Avenues in Brooklyn. It opened on April 22, 1922 with Vera Gordon in “Your Best Friend” plus vaudeville on the stage. There were three bas relief stone panels located on the facade above the entrance, which depicted scenes from William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Nights Dream”. Originally an independent, it was taken over by Fox Theatres, and later was part of the Interboro chain, as was the State Theatre, also on DeKalb Avenue at Franklin.
The Kismet Theatre closed in 1962 and became a church until around 2006. I lay unused and was demolished in 2009. The State Theatre was closed in 1965 and is now a community center.
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