Sheffield Theatre

308 Sheffield Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11207

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The Sheffield Theatre in the Brownsville-East New York section of Brooklyn was opened in 1917 and closed in 1931.

By 1975, it had been converted into a church and by 2006 it was in use as a warehouse.

Contributed by Warren G. Harris

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dfc on May 18, 2006 at 11:54 am

A warehouse of some kind is currently located at 308 Sheffield Ave. The NYC Building Dept shows a New Building permit issued and cancelled in 1915. No c of o information is available.

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mitchkahn on September 10, 2016 at 1:01 pm

From “The Brooklyn Theatre Index Volume II” SHEFFIELD THEATRE 1917-1931 Seating Capacity 1266, Architect: Arthur E. Carlson Organ: Wurlitzer Opus 137 2 manual/4 rank installed May 1917 Listed as closed in the 1932 Film Daily Yearbook

mitchkahn on September 11, 2016 at 1:56 pm

My guess would be that the cost to upgrade for sound pictures wasn’t deemed a worthwhile investment to the owner.

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