Comet Theater

856 Gates Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11221

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The Comet Theater was located in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick. It opened in the early 20s and closed in 1955.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 2, 2006 at 2:09 pm

Thanks J.F. Lundy, 852 Gates Avenue is the correct address. The first c/o that I find for a motion picture theater at 852 Gates Avenue is dated August of 1928. It was an existing building so a theater was most likely already operating here prior to that date. Seating is given as 561. The owner was the 852 Gates Avenue Corp.

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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 26, 2008 at 7:17 pm

That is the correct address as I posted back in August of 2006. The address above should be updated.

Bway on April 27, 2009 at 7:43 am

I believe this is the site of the old Comet:

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