723 Manhattan Avenue,
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Architects: Eugene DeRosa
Previous Names: Fox Meserole Theatre
News About This Theater
- Nov 30, 2010 — Meserole could return
- Mar 10, 2010 — Past life as a theater still evident in Brooklyn drugstore
This was a theatre located in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn. I believe it was first-run all of it’s life. Opened on October 25, 1921, the Meserole Theatre was first operated by the Small & Strausburg circuit. It was equipped with a Moller 3 manual 21 ranks organ. It was later taken over Fox, then Randforce and finally by United Artists, when it was closed in 1978.
After closing, it became the Greenpoint Roller Palace, a roller skating rink from November 1979 to 1986. It was then converted into a discount store before being converted into an Eckerd Drug/ Rite Aid store from 1990 until in was closed by October 2020. The auditorium was demolished in August 2021 and the façade and entrance foyer remained, but were vacant in 2022. By June 2022 the front of the building was still there with a notice displayed for the site to be redeveloped for commercial/residential use to be completed by Winter 2023. An unsuccessful attempt was made to save the building.
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