Jefferson Theater

811 Myrtle Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11206

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Jefferson Theater

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This was a small neighborhood theater located on Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn. It closed in 1946.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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RobertR
RobertR on June 21, 2005 at 8:31 am

This looked incredibly run down even in the 40’s.

Bway
Bway on June 21, 2005 at 8:47 am

Robert, the entire block looked terribly run down even in the 40’s!

Bway
Bway on June 6, 2006 at 8:18 am

Absolutely nothing remains on this block. See aerial photo of where the Jefferson was:

Click here for photo

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 18, 2007 at 12:00 pm

This 1986 Michael Putnam photo shows a Jefferson Theater in NYC, obviously not the one in Brooklyn. If the NYC theater is listed under a different name, let me know so I can repost the photo:
http://tinyurl.com/32l4o2

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 18, 2007 at 1:43 pm

Thanks for the help.

Bway
Bway on April 20, 2009 at 7:02 am

Judging by the photo linked on Jun 21, 2005, it appears that it didn’t even have real letters saying it was the “Jefferson”. The name Jefferson appears on the marquee the same as a movie would.
It was very run down even in the 40’s!

jinchelsea
jinchelsea on November 13, 2011 at 8:09 am

My father, Sam Lesiger, owned and operated this theater during the early 1940s. Wish I had more information, but he passed away nearly 40 years ago, and that’s all I know. Anyone else remember it?

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on April 11, 2012 at 11:11 am

Here’s an undated view of the exterior: cuny

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 13, 2012 at 7:54 am

Described at top left of this page from a 1914 trade journal: archive

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