Jefferson Theater

811 Myrtle Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11206

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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?

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!

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

Thanks for the help.

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

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

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

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

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 7:13 am

Cool, the link worked.

Wow, did that scene change. NOTHING remains from that scene. I was by there last summer, and it is a park there now (I guess a part of the housing project).
The el is gone, the theater is gone, all the buildings are gone. Totally different scene today…..

Scholes188
Scholes188 on June 18, 2005 at 9:46 am

Here is the link for the photo of the Jefferson Theater.

http://www.housingauthority.lagcc.cuny.edu/nycha/

Unfortunately I was not able to supply a direct link to the Jefferson or Rainbow Theaters. Select Photographs from the upper left, and enter in the names of the theaters. I hope this works. They have two great pics of the theaters.

Scholes188
Scholes188 on June 18, 2005 at 7:23 am

I have added a URL for a picture of what I think is the Jefferson Theater.

Bway
Bway on September 22, 2004 at 2:30 pm

Today I drove by the Jefferson Theater site. The theater was once located between Marcy and Nostrand Aves. It is now a part of the multi-block Marcy Playground. Both sides of Myrtle Ave are completely razed on this block.