Eden Theatre

409 5th Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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Architects: Emil A. Holmgren

Functions: Supermarket

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Eden Theater

The Eden Theatre is listed as being open at this address by March 1910. It was enlarged in 1916 to the plans of architect Emil A. Holmgren. It is listed in the 1926, 1927 and 1930 Film Daily Yearbooks with seating for 500.

The Eden Theatre was closed in 1937 after being declared bankrupt, and today operates as a supermarket.

Contributed by Ken Roe/Lost Memory

Recent comments (view all 10 comments)

frankie on July 26, 2006 at 8:48 am

Finally ! I KNEW this theater existed ! I had its address in a Brooklyn newspaper clipping from the ‘80s. I live in that neighborhood and pass that superette all the time. Now if someone could confirm the Minerva on Seventh & 14th in The Slope ! The building is still there as a new apartment complex with a dumb top floor added, and the entrance on 14th.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 26, 2006 at 10:13 am

There is currently no listing on Cinema Treasures for the Minerva Theatre, 419 7th Avenue, Brooklyn. Details I have for it are: Opened 1912 as the Palace Theatre (listed in the American Motion Picture Directory 1914-1915). Still listed in Film Daily Yearbook’s 1926 and 1927 as the Palace (450 seats). By 1930 it had been re-named Armory Theatre, still with 450 seats. By 1941 it was the 398 seat Minerva Theatre. Closed in 1951. Converted into apartments in around 2003.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 26, 2006 at 10:43 am

Here is a photograph of the Eden Theater which I took in July 2003:

mikemorano on July 26, 2006 at 11:04 am

I enjoy your photo’s kenroe. Are you a professional photographer?

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 26, 2006 at 11:11 am

No mike, just an amateur theatre enthusiast who goes around cities of the world, photographing the buildings and researching their history. Glad to hear you enjoy looking at my ‘work’.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 26, 2006 at 2:06 pm

Lost Memory;I have submitted the Minerva Theatre. I have many more theatres in NYC to add, but first I want to catch up on posting photographs I took of theatre’s already listed, particulary those which currently have no image posted up.

frankie on July 28, 2006 at 7:01 am

I’m out here, fellas, reading all your great updates on my neighborhood. You guys are TERRIFIC ! If ya wanna cry, check out the apartment tower that’s going up right behind the site of the 16th Street Theater below Fifth Avenue. At least someone’s LIVING INSIDE the old Globe on 15th above Fifth !!!

Bway on June 9, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Ken, will you be adding your wonderful collection of photos to the site?

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on June 10, 2011 at 3:54 am

Bway, I have 1,000’s, so it will some time to add them, but will work on it!

ERD on June 10, 2011 at 6:19 am

KenRoe, I appreciate all your contributions to Cinema Treasures.

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