Glenwood Theater

1475 Flatbush Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11210

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Previously operated by: Randforce Amusement Corp.

Functions: Laundromat

Previous Names: Antoinette Theater

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Glenwood Theater

The Glenwood Theater opened in September of 1914 as the Antoinette Theater. The name was later changed to the Glenwood Theater. This theater closed around 1939.

Contributed by CJDV, Ken Roe, Lost Memory

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 22, 2005 at 1:48 am

The Glenwood Theater is listed as having 565 seats in the Film Daily Yearbook, 1930. It has disappeared from listings in the 1950 edition of F.D.Y.

In a posting on the ‘other’ Glenwood Theatre, located on Myrtle Ave /theaters/4623/ Orlando says that ‘this’ Flatbush Ave, Glenwood Theater originally opened as the Antoinette Theatre.

cjdv on March 22, 2005 at 10:16 am

The Antoinette Theatre opened in Sept. 1914 at this address with a capacity listed at 565. Various sources state that the Glenwood, on Flatbush, closed in 1939. It is listed as such in the 1947 Film Daily Yearbook. Another Glenwood Theatre at 1520 Flatbush is listed in the American Motion Picture Directory 1914-15. As for the Glenwood on Myrtle, it opened September 23rd,1921.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 2, 2006 at 10:05 am

A recent photograph I took of the Glenwood Theater in June 2006:

jflundy on August 2, 2006 at 11:40 am

When the new Century College Theater opened in 1938, the Glenwood which was lovated only two short blocks away on Flatbush Avenue was closed. It was later a bowling alley and then a catering hall post WW2. It was only a couple blocks south of the Century Farragut Theater.

organnyc on August 27, 2006 at 11:07 pm

A II/6 (two-manual, six-rank) “Style 160” Wurlitzer Organ, Op. 439 (1921) was shipped to the Glenwood Theatre on July 29, 1921.

Orlando on July 3, 2019 at 8:27 am

My bank has a old photo of the block and the former Antoinette/Glenwood as a wedding facility called the _____ Terrace (Oops! the name escapes me, getting older is not what it used to be). I willpost the name in a few days and by the way it was a 1940’s photo. Also in the same photo is the Farragut Theatre, a little further north on Flatbush Ave. I guess being in the middle between the Century’s Farragut and College Theatres, the Glenwood had no chance of survival. Century Theatres had a monopoly on Flatbush Avenue with 6 theatres nestled from Midwood Street and the Junction. Name all six if you read this post. I gave you two.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on July 5, 2019 at 9:36 am

Rialto? Albemarle? Astor? Flatbush? Midwood?

I know it wasn’t the RKO Kenmore or Loew’s Kings, lol

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