Loew's 46th Street Theatre

4515 New Utrecht Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11219

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Loew's 46th

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Opened in 1927 as the Universal Theatre, built for Universal Pictures, within a year it was taken over by Loew’s Inc. and was renamed Loew’s 46th Street Theatre. Closed in 1973, it was converted into retail space as a furniture store.

To enable this, a wall was added just below the balcony. Everything between the wall and the original entrance became a retail space. Everything beyond the wall, towards the original screen, has remained relatively intact.

The balcony seats are still in place. The auditorium has survived with little damage. Stage and dressing rooms are also intact.

Contributed by Jason R

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Matt Lambros
Matt Lambros on May 21, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I recently photographed the former Loew’s 46th Street Theatre. Check out my blog post at After the Final Curtain

Ed – It took a lot of convincing.

ERD
ERD on May 21, 2012 at 10:53 pm

The ruins of what was once one of the most beautiful movie theatres in Brooklyn. Unfortunately, the entire goal of building such types of theatres was to make a profit. When that stopped, these buildings were either abandoned, converted to something else, or destroyed. Like other CT members,I thank Matt Lambros for sharing these photos of what Loew’s 46th Street Theatre looks like now.

mark edmunds
mark edmunds on June 4, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Nice photos Matt!

DJM78
DJM78 on June 20, 2012 at 2:14 am

WOW. Unbelievable photo!!

chrysl
chrysl on January 22, 2013 at 6:44 pm

I have the balcony keys from may 19, 1980, the best little whorehouse in texas. Anyone interested in purchasing them

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on January 22, 2013 at 9:48 pm

What are “balcony keys?”

Ed Miller
Ed Miller on September 12, 2013 at 2:30 pm

I was there yesterday, and both the saleswoman and owner were extraordinarily gracious; they gave me permission to roam the theater and take pictures, which I will now post. I’m amazed that anyone had trouble with these good folks!

Ed Miller
Ed Miller on September 12, 2013 at 4:28 pm

The photos that I took yesterday, of the exterior and interior, are now uploaded. Enjoy!

ERD
ERD on September 12, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Thanks, Ed, for uploading the photos of what was once a beautiful theatre.

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