Marcy Theatre

302 Broadway,
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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Previously operated by: Fox Circuit, Randforce Amusement Corp., Small-Strausberg Circuit

Firms: Shampan & Shampan

Previous Names: Marcy Photo Theatre

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Marcy Theatre

Located on the corner of Marcy Avenue and Broadway in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. The Marcy Photo Theatre was opened in 1916 with 716 seats. In 1952 alterations and a modernization were carried out to the plans of architectural firm Shampan & Shampan. The seating capacity was reduced to 461. It was closed in 1972. It became a shoe store. The building was demolished in spring of 2019.

Contributed by Frank Tilelli, William Gabel

Recent comments (view all 35 comments)

kencmcintyre on September 4, 2007 at 7:10 pm

In 1963, the Marcy was operated by Harold Goldman and David Sanders. Their office was on West 44th Street in NYC. Other theaters operated by Goldman-Sanders at the time were the Edison, Metropolitan and Studio, all in Manhattan.

michelemarie on September 5, 2007 at 12:36 pm

Dear ken mc,
Thanks for the info. However as kids we did hot care who owned the Moviehouse….We only went to the Movies on Saturday afternood to see Cartoons and kids shows, but now it’s good to know who ran the place and why they closed the place…..I really never remember and kids shows in that moviehouse…I went there with my Aunt only once to the Marcy Theater…..We as kids went to the Commodore,Republic, or the Williamsburgh…….Anniegirl

Bway on April 6, 2009 at 7:26 am

I wonder what if any part of the old interior is intact in the medical building it is used for now.

TPH on November 29, 2009 at 11:40 am

There was a mention above about the Edison theatre. I have a vague recollection of the name, but cannot recall the location. There does not appear to be a CT page at present. I suspect that it was not the site at the Edison Hotel on West 47th St. where Oh Calcutta played on and on, and is now the site of the Edison Ballroom.

297maujer on May 27, 2010 at 8:35 am

I remember taking the then B53 bus (now the Q54) to Bridge Plaza to transfer to the M39 to cross the Williamsburg Bridge. I was a kid and I remember the marquee to the Marcy Theater.

Willburg145 on May 21, 2013 at 8:22 am

I am wondering how long before they tear this down for new construction. The bodega that was next door for almost 50 years recently closed.

Willburg145 on January 19, 2016 at 12:09 pm

Update: The clothing store, Rainbow, is closing this location. I wonder if they will tear these building down? I will try and post a picture.

Willburg145 on May 20, 2019 at 2:10 pm

The building that house the Marcy is no more, it’s been demolished. I had planned to take some pics from the Jamaica-bound J platform but I didn’t get the chance.

Willburg145 on August 20, 2019 at 9:32 am

Did this theatre ever go to porno before finally closing>

Astyanax on September 1, 2019 at 8:43 pm

Back in the 1950’s it may have shown Spanish double features.

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