Flora Theatre

201 Atlantic Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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FatMan1059 on June 21, 2011 at 3:38 pm

The Flora may have been also known as the Den and/or Eden. I found an article on the closing of three New York Theaters in 1922. The article included the Subway Theater and the Bevilacque Theater. Click here to see the 1922 Article

FatMan1059 on June 21, 2011 at 3:32 pm

In the late 1870s and 1890’s 201 Atlantic Avenue was advertised as a Latimer’s Storage for furniture. Click here to see Ad

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 18, 2006 at 4:35 pm

Thanks Ken. I’ll add the other Eden theater “Fifth Avenue” to Cinema Treasures. Its amazing how many Brooklyn theaters are still missing from here.

KenRoe on July 18, 2006 at 4:17 pm

Here is a photgraph I took in June 2006 of the Flora Theatre, now with new brickwork on the facade:

Lost Memory…regarding the ‘other’ Eden Theatre, its listed in the 1926, 1927 and 1930 Film Daily Yearbooks that I have:Eden Theatre, 409 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY seating 500. It gone from listings by 1941. It’s currently not listed on Cinematreasures.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 18, 2006 at 2:43 pm

A Wurlitzer organ opus 990 style 108 was installed in the Eden theater in Brooklyn on January 30, 1925. There is no Flora theater on the theater organ list. Another coincidence? The Eden and the Flora were probably the same theater. Maybe we should give this theater an aka name of Eden before someone adds the Eden theater.

Speaking of the Eden theater, I found a website that lists two Eden theaters for NYC in 1926. One gives the Atlantic ave location and the other only gives a location as “5th”. I don’t know if that means fifth ave in Manhattan or if the Eden was located in another borough. Its possible that the Eden theater on “5th” is listed here under another name. Any ideas?

KenRoe on June 21, 2006 at 5:56 pm

Interestingly there is an Eden Theatre listed at Atlantic Avenue (no number given) in the American Motion Picture Directory 1914-1915.

In the 1926 Film Daily Yearbook the Eden Theatre is listed at 201 Atlantic Avenue with 500 seats (no Flora Theatre listed). As I stated in my previous post above, the Flora Theatre is listed at this address in the 1927 F.D.Y. with 550 seats. with no listing for an Eden Theatre in that edition. Was the former Eden Theatre modified or partially rebuilt as the Flora?

KenRoe on June 21, 2006 at 4:53 pm

Listed in the Film Daily Yearbook;1927 edition with a seating capacity of 550. It is last listed in the 1941 edition of F.D.Y. with a seating capacity of 500 (Closed) and is still listed as (Closed) in the 1947 edition!

As seen today (June 2006), the facade has a new brick cladding and the building is in use as a church.

Jim Vecchio
Jim Vecchio on March 31, 2006 at 3:02 am

It would be interesting to note if this is a relation of the Sam Levinson we all knew and loved from quiz shows in the fifties.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 31, 2006 at 1:17 am

A C/O was issued on July 18, 1928 to a building at this address for the purpose of operating a motion picture theater. No seat count given. Owners name was Samuel Levinson. Architects name on C/O was Klein. Difficult to read but the first name could be Murray.