3050 Ocean Parkway,
3050 Ocean Parkway,Brooklyn, NY 11224
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See it here: http://cinematreasures.org/photos/261872
I just uploaded an old photo of the Tuxedo, from the 1939-41 NYC Tax Photo project. These mostly unseen photos were released in Nov. 2018.
Uploaded a 1962 image (pre-Century management) from coneyislandhistory.org
Grew up in Brighton Beach (Banner Avenue and Brighton 7th Street) in the 1950s. The Tuxedo was one of our regular neighborhood theaters, along with the Oceana on Brighton Beach Avenue between Brighton 11th and 12th Streets. Many Saturday morning kiddie shows with cartoons, Westerns, serials (Flash Gordon, etc.). They would give out promo strips in school listing the films to be shown that Saturday. The strips came in multiple colors; when you showed up on Saturday morning, if your strip matched the color of the one posted in the box office, you got in free.
A big theatre of nearly 2,000 seats and no picture? May 27th, 1929 ad uploaded.
My grandmother lived on the same block, the first north of the Brighton Line Ocean Parkway station. Her building was torn down at the same time.
I remember seeing a Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis film there in the ‘50s, something with “circus” in the title. My mother and aunt, on the other side, knew Lewis as a child, but that is another story.
I wonder if this was the theater where my sister Cathy & I saw “State Fair” in 1962 when I was 18 or 19 ? I’ll never forget the audience laughing when Pat Boone burst into his first song ! frankie from Brooklyn
The Tuxedo Theatre was located at 3050 Ocean Parkway and it seated 1735 people.