A look into Brooklyn theaters

posted by Michael Zoldessy on July 1, 2008 at 10:54 am

BROOKLYN, NY — Using this website, one writer takes a closer look at the present state of Brooklyn cinema.

While Brooklynites may be familiar with their borough’s theatrical heritage, from BAM to the neighborhood multiplex, movie theaters of the past may reveal even more about our cultural roots. Brooklyn secreted a warren of intriguing movie theaters with equally interesting names.

From the days of Brooklyn’s Vitagraph Studios, Brooklynites became hooked on cinema. To document this allegiance to movies, I discovered a website, “Cinema Treasures,” which lists the history of theaters worldwide. Brooklyn stands among the most popular locations with a history of old theaters in the world. Many, if not most, of these small theaters have vanished in the dust of progress just as many images of those early movies no longer exist.

Read the full story in the Brooklyn Eagle.

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