Rio Piedras Theatre
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Architects: John Bailey McElfatrick
Previous Names: Teller's Broadway Theatre, Loew's Broadway Theatre, Century's Broadway Theatre
This palatial 2,000-plus seat theatre stood at the busy intersection of Broadway and Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn. Teller’s Broadway Theatre was opened on March 21, 1904, with a production of “Babes in Toyland”. It was operated by Loew’s Inc. from August 1915 when a Welte organ was installed. In 1916 a Moller 2 manual 15 ranks organ was installed and this was replaced by a Moller 3 manual 6 ranks organ in 1918. Loew’s Inc. operated the Broadway Theatre until 1954. From 1955 to 1957 it was operated by Century Theaters.
In 1959 it reopened as the Rio Piedras Theatre playing Spanish language movies. It was closed in 1973.
It was razed in 1998.
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