Sheffield Theatre

308 Sheffield Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11207

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Sheffield Theatre building - Sept 2016

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
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
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
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.

Decoman36
Decoman36 on November 10, 2018 at 9:59 am

You can see part of the building and the marque of this already closed theater taken in 1940. You have to zoom in on the photo and it’s all the way to the right. –> http://nycma.lunaimaging.com/luna/servlet/s/88ujc0

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