Tompkins Theater

534 Gates Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11221

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Tompkins Theater

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The Thompkins Theater was located in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. It opened in around December 1921.

The theater closed to movies in 1955, and the building exists today as a church.

Contributed by Bway Chris

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Bway
Bway on October 25, 2004 at 11:23 am

A curent status of what is using the building at this time would be appreciated.

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[Deleted] on October 25, 2004 at 6:43 pm

The Tompkins Theatre shows an opening date of 1923 with a closing date of mid to late fifties.

Bway
Bway on June 12, 2006 at 4:18 am

Here’s a photo of the Tompkins Theater building. It’s that building with the lower roof and the gray front, the tree in front, and what looks like crosses on the building:

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 27, 2006 at 6:23 am

A June 2006 photograph that I took of the Tompkins Theater, now with a re-clad facade:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kencta/199600615/

Bway
Bway on April 27, 2009 at 7:44 am

Thanks Ken, it looks like it used to have the facade that a lot of these smaller theaters had.

Astyanax
Astyanax on September 7, 2010 at 5:33 am

According to Ken’s photo,m the frontage seems fairly large for a neighborhood house located on a residential street. Tompkins Ave. at the corner, is a larger thoroughfare but not a major artery.

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