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It still stands but now serves as a medical center.
Yes the Carroll Theater building is still there. Believe it’s a church now.
What is the theater to the left of the Fordham in the 1940s photo?
Wow, I always wondered what happened to this theater. Saw Beatty and Nicholson in “The Fortune” there. Thanks
A sliver-sized apartment building now occupies the site.
J.F., was the theater demolished or retrofitted?
make way for the music, but at least it will remain a theater venue in Times Square. Maybe they’ll keep the screen for special movie events.
I love that fact that this summer five games of the NY Liberty, a WNBA entry also owned by RCMH’s Cablevision, will be played on the stage of this grand old hall.
Was in Savanah recently and saw this theater, as well as the Lucas and the Savanah. Diagionally across Broughton is another old theater, which is now a Sushi restaurant that has retained the old theater’s ceiling. Does anyone know what was the name of this now closed theater?
is the building that housed this tehater still standing?
Sorry Orlanod, this was the Rio Theater before becoming the Cobble Hill. I vividly recall the vertical sign.
Why is Brooklyn so cinema starved? Think about it. With the exception of the brownstone Brooklyn neighborhoods, the only other theaters in the borough are the Kent, Alpine, Fortway, Kings Plaza, Sheepshead Bay and the Linden Blvd.
Got inside this theater today and everything has been removed. All the seats. The projection and the sound equipment. The ticket machine. The screens remained intact and the concession stand—albeit empty—stood akimbo to its usual postion. Oddly the lights in the screening rooms were still on.
This may have been the Canal Cinema in its final days, specializing in Chinese-language films.
Looked inside recently. Looks like some details may be in tact like the molding around the exit doors.
The marquee still advertises “Van Helsing” and “Man on Fire” so it must have been a quick decision to shutter it. With its closing Flatbush Avenue which once had nearly 20 theater buildings from end to end, no has only the Kings Plaza Sixplex.
If this building is going to be a batting cage center, nothing was apparent when I drove past yesterday.
Was inside the building yesterday, and unless there’s something hidden above all of that drop-ceiling, the theater has long been removed from the building.
Was at the pavillion park slope with the family yeasterday. While there I spoke with the manager who told me that the Flastbush pavillion closed due to lack of patronage. The theater did okay on weekends but during the week it was a ghost town. It just couldn’t keep up the rent and taxes. So don’t expect the oldest operating movie theater in NYC to come back to life soon, if at all.
also, this theater was never a triplex, but a twin that used the third line on the marquee whenever they were playing two films on one screen.
I was suprised to hear that this theater closed and that Screen Arts gave up on it after only a few years.
When I worked for Century years ago there was a photo montage of their Brooklyn theater marquees and the Quentin was one of them. I recall the marquee was small compared to the others displayed.
Orlando, do you know what ever happened to either the Traymore and the Triangle buildings?
Storefronts are now to be found on the site of the old COSMO.
Amazing in this day and age that a XXX theater still exists. In Brooklyn no less and a heavily Orthodox Jewish neighborhood!
What stands there now is a series of low-rent stores. By the size of the space they take up, the theater must have been a decent size. And by what Warren has written, it was.