247 Wyckoff Avenue,
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Previously operated by: Brandt Theaters
The Wyckoff Theatre stands at the eastern corner of Wyckoff Avenue and Bleecker Street, in the Wyckoff Heights section of Bushwick, Brooklyn. It was opened on May 8, 1915 with “God is Love”, and was designed by architect Walter B. Wills. In September 1918 alterations were carried out to the plans of architect Eric O. Holmgren. The Wyckoff Theatre was closed in 1951. It was before my time, so my earliest memory of it is as a Jehovah’s Witnesses Hall, about 1960 or 1961, a use which continues in 2019.
My oldest aunt went there with her mother to see “Seven Brides For Seven Brothers” in 1954 or 1955 for an adult admission of ten cents. It was not air conditioned at first, but my oldest aunt recalls going there as a kid in the late-1920’s and 1930’s for a nickel, and having a “grand old time” there, seeing double features with cartoons, newsreels and short subjects.
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