Paragon Theatre

2083 Fulton Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11233

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Paragon Theatre, Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY

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This small, late-run “nabe” situated in eastern Brooklyn near Rockaway Avenue was opened in 1914 as the Leroy Theatre. In 1926 it was renamed Ritz Theatre. It was renamed Paragon Theatre in 1929. In 1932, the Paragon Theatre was reported to have new owners who intended to re-name it the Roma Theatre as a showcase for Italian movies, but I don’t think that ever happened. The Paragon Theatre changed ownership many times during the Depression and finally closed in 1934.

It was converted into stores and light manufacturing use. It now serves as home for the New Hope Spiritual Mission.

Contributed by Warren G. Harris

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[Deleted] on November 19, 2004 at 6:40 pm

The Paragon Theatre opened in 1917 as the LeRoy Theatre seating 600. Around 1924 the LeRoy Theatre became known as the Ritz Theatre. By 1930 the name was changed to the Paragon Theatre. I show no listing for the Paragon Theatre after 1935.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 15, 2004 at 8:58 am

Tom….This building was built around 1910. Either the Leroy opened before 1917 or this theater had another name before becoming the Leroy theater.

deleted user
[Deleted] on December 15, 2004 at 9:41 am

Very Good. I will look into this further. Perhaps the Paragon Theatre had a name prior to the LeRoy Theatre.

Bway
Bway on March 31, 2005 at 12:28 pm

Here is a photo of the Paragon taken yesterday:

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 3, 2005 at 10:49 am

On April 30, 1928 a C/O was issued for this address. It was an existing motion picture theater with 568 seats. Alteration done was installing a marquee. On September 21, 1931 it is still a movie theater and new exit doors were installed. On April 4, 1932 a C/O was issued on an existing building at this address. Purpose of building: Restaurant.

Bway
Bway on June 13, 2006 at 6:23 am

The Paragon was a fairly small theater, see here for an aerial view:

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Scholes188
Scholes188 on September 16, 2007 at 6:31 am

My father was the pastor of a pentacostal church that was located in the all white builidng, 2079 Fulton Street.

Bway
Bway on September 17, 2007 at 5:53 pm

As far as I know that building IS the old Paragon Theater. Do you have any interior photos of it?

Bway
Bway on April 30, 2009 at 10:33 am

Here’s a google street view of the Paragon being used as a church:

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