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theatrefan commented about Kingsway Theatre on Nov 2, 2003 at 9:45 am

Theatre number 5 was located in the former stagehouse of this Brooklyn Movie Palace.

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theatrefan commented about Avalon Theatre on Nov 2, 2003 at 9:42 am

The Avalon Theatre opened in Brooklyn in 1927. Designed by Samuel Cohen, the auditoriums seated 2,100 and featured a Robert Morton “Wonder Organ”. The ornate movie palace survived a half century, then closed in 1980.

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theatrefan commented about Loew's Oriental Theatre on Nov 2, 2003 at 9:36 am

The Loew’s Oriental opened in 1927, designed by Harrison Wiseman. It contained 2,733 seats before it was twined in the 70’s and triplexed in 1982. The Oriental showed it’s last movie in May 1995.

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theatrefan commented about Avenue U Theatre on Nov 1, 2003 at 8:18 am

The former building housing the Avenue U Theatre sadly now houses a Commerce Bank Branch where the auditorium once was.

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theatrefan commented about Beverly Theater on Oct 29, 2002 at 4:42 pm

The lobby of the former Beverly theatre is currently a 99 cent store.

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theatrefan commented about Avalon Theatre on May 8, 2002 at 7:22 am

Originally part of the Loew’s circuit when it first opened, the Avalon became a Century theater about a year of two later. It closed in 1980. One of the auditoriums in the Loews Lincoln Square is named after this former Brooklyn movie palace.

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theatrefan commented about Kingsway Theatre on Mar 20, 2002 at 2:42 pm

The Kingsway opened on April 27, 1921, it was first twinned in the seventies eventually becoming a fiveplex by 1984. Originally part of the Long Island Century circuit which later merged with RKO and then was taken over by Cineplex Odeon in 1986. The Kingsway was closed by Loews Cineplex in January 2001. It is currently slated to become a Walgreens Drug Store and a health club.