Comet Theatre

856 Gates Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11221

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Comet Theatre

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Located in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick. The Gates Avenue Park Theatre was opened January 22, 1910. It operated as the Gates Theatre from 1913 to 1916. A Robert Morton organ was installed in 1916. From 1917 to 1923 it was the United States Theatre (often referred to as the U.S. Theatre). It was renamed New Gates Theatre in 1926.

In 1935 it was renamed Comet Theatre and closed in 1955.

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Scholes188 on November 11, 2004 at 8:37 am

I am curious to know any info on a theater was located on Broadway and Myrtle in Brooklyn. It was demolished a few years ago after being vacant for many years. I seem to recall that it was known as El Teatro Rio Piedra, a Puerto Rican theater. I went to a christmas show there many years ago, the mid 1070’s. I remember that it was a very small theater.

Bway on November 11, 2004 at 8:44 am

I know exactly which theater you mean. That was the Broadway Theater, aka Loews Broadway.
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Bway on November 11, 2004 at 8:45 am

Just to add though….it was far from a small theater! It was pretty palatial, and at least 2000 seats!

bamtino on June 2, 2005 at 7:22 pm

This theatre was know as the Comet no later than October 1935 (there was slight fire damage reported in the New York Times).

Bway on June 12, 2006 at 4:09 am

The Comet was demolished to build a large apartment building. Here’s the site of the Comet Theater. The Southeast corner of Gates and Malcom X Blvd:

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jflundy on August 2, 2006 at 12:57 pm

There is a listing for the Comet Theater at 852 Gates Avenue in the 1937 Brooklyn phone book. Jefferson 3-5529.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on August 20, 2007 at 9:58 am

Is this the same Comet? View link

arthurmike on October 2, 2007 at 10:34 am

There was a Comic Movie House on Gates Avenue just off Reid Avenue when I was a kid.

kencmcintyre on November 26, 2008 at 6:49 pm

The Comet was listed at 852 Gates in the 1940 phone book, but with a different phone number than 1937, GLenmor 2-4800.

Bway on April 27, 2009 at 7:43 am

I believe this is the site of the old Comet:

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