Classic Theatre

180 Tompkins Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11206

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Willburg145
Willburg145 on June 21, 2011 at 9:15 pm

I remember the Wycoff during its final days as a theater company run by a community group but not sure of the name. I should have gone in but never did. I believe it still had the marquee up.

Bway
Bway on April 30, 2009 at 6:49 pm

Here’s a google street view of the Classic. it’s a twin to the Wyckoff theater in Ridgewood/Bushwick, although the Wyckoff is in better shape, at least on the exterior:

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Bway
Bway on June 13, 2006 at 2:33 pm

I wonder if they put one into the Wyckoff the same year. The buildings are 100% identical.

Astyanax
Astyanax on April 2, 2005 at 2:58 pm

Thanks Warren for the posting, Bway for the photo. Over the years I have passed by this theatre innumerable times, never realizing its history. As much as we appreciate the role of the ornate movie palaces, the simple, often non-descript “storefront” movie houses played a vital role in the neighborshoods they served.

Bway
Bway on April 1, 2005 at 1:16 am

Argh!!! One last time, this time I promise it’s the right link!

Click here for the proper link to the Classic Theater Photo I took

Bway
Bway on April 1, 2005 at 1:05 am

I’m sorry, I posted a bad link to the Classic Theater Above:

Here is the proper link for the Classic Theater photo

Bway
Bway on April 1, 2005 at 12:58 am

Did the same owners run both the Wyckoff Theater and the Classic Theater?

The buildings are identical twins!!!

Click here for a photo of the Wyckoff (linked above), and compare to the classic linked above.

Bway
Bway on April 1, 2005 at 12:48 am

The classic Theater building’s status can be changed from unknown. It is the “People’s Church of Apostolic faith”. It looked similar to the Wyckoff Theater and Mozart Theater.

Here is a photo I took of the building yesterday:

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[Deleted] on October 28, 2004 at 2:33 am

I find no listing for this theatre after 1950. It may have closed or changed names.