Loew's Bedford Theatre

1372 Bedford Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11216

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Previously operated by: Fox Circuit, Loew's Inc.

Architects: Thomas White Lamb

Functions: Church

Previous Names: Bedford Theatre, Fox's Bedford Theatre, Keeney's Bedford Theatre

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Loew's Bedford

The Bedford Theatre was built in 1913, and leased to William Fox. It was operated by Frank Keeney from 1924-1926. Loew’s Inc. took over in 1926, and it operated as a premier movie palace in Brooklyn, until its closure on May 1, 1952. It was converted into a church.

The old Bedford Theatre still operates as a house of worship today, as the Washington Temple. The theater’s six box seats are still intact, as is the projection booth. Among the other original touches are the many sculptures which remain in the balcony, and the domed ceiling.

Perhaps of greatest interest are the original balcony seats and the carpeting that read Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Loew’s, which even to this day, remain intact.

Contributed by Jamal Savage

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

EcRocker on February 19, 2006 at 6:07 am

I must have passed by this place a few million times and never knew that it was a theatre.

TLSLOEWS on December 22, 2009 at 11:11 am

Nice looking building, too bad there are no pictures of when it was a LOEWS.

TLSLOEWS on December 22, 2009 at 11:42 am

Would like to see pictures of the MGM-LOEWS Carpet.

Ed Miller
Ed Miller on June 27, 2011 at 4:17 pm

There was a theater on Eastern Parkway at the southwest corner of the intersecrion of Nostrand Avenue. The building is there, intact, as the Philadelphian Sabbatical Church, not far from this location. Anybody know what theater it was?

bobnoc on January 17, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Ed Miller The theater on Eastern Parkway and Nostrand Ave. was the Kameo. It was a Loews. One winter me and two friends shoveled the Marque, than went to the Chinese restaurant across the street. my friends were ushers there. Long time ago. I should also add that I know the Bedford Theater, went there as a kid.

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