7311 18th Avenue,
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Previously operated by: Randforce Amusement Corp.
Architects: Boris Dorfman
The Senate Theatre stands on 18th Avenue near 73rd Street in Bensonhurst. It opened in April 1926 with 1,175 seats. Mayor James J. Walker attended the opening. It had seating provided in orchestra and balcony levels. In November 1927, a Wurlitzer 2 manual 10 rank theatre organ was installed.
The Senate Theatre ran second run fare at the time it closed in 1958. After closing as a movie theatre, the building now served as a catering hall for many years. By 2015 it was in use as a Salvation Army thrift store.
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