1561 St. John's Place,
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Architects: Charles A. Sandblom
Styles: Italian Renaissance
Previous Names: Fox Congress Theatre
Opened by the Supreme Circuit on September 1, 1927, this huge 2,223-seat house had its ornate entrance on St. John’s Place, but the theatre itself ran down Buffalo Avenue in the East New York section of Brooklyn. It was equipped with a Wurlitzer 3 manual, 10 rank organ. It also had a roof garden theatre which had 1,298 seats. I don’t know much more than Fox Metropolitan Theaters ran it at one time.
The outer lobby became some kind of used furniture store, while the bottom half (orchestra seating area) of the auditorium became a supermarket on Buffalo Avenue. By 2006, both had closed and the theatre sat empty and unused. In 2015 it was gutted and converted into apartments.
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