Mayfair Theatre

920 Avenue U,
Brooklyn, NY 11223

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Previously operated by: Century Theaters

Architects: Joseph M. Berlinger, R. Thomas Short

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Mayfair Theatre

Located in the Gravesend district of Brooklyn. The Mayfair Theatre opened October 11, 1926 and closed in the mid-1970’s, when it was operated by the Century Theaters chain. It was razed to make way for a McDonald’s.

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Recent comments (view all 15 comments)

frankcan on September 12, 2005 at 11:42 am

As far as I know I was in this theater only once. My older sister and her boyfriend took me to see The Sting there back in ‘74. I remember it was a pretty big theater. I’m planning to return the favor by giving them the new DVD edition of the movie for Christmas this year.

Thank you for sharing your experiences with us MichaelAnthony. That image of the tickets soaring in the air while the bulldozers did their work would be a great image for a movie in itself! It certainly does seem like a sad memory.

Bloop on June 19, 2007 at 1:09 pm

No pictures of it? How close to 86th street was this theater?

MikeRadio on July 14, 2008 at 10:51 pm

Not close.. This wa sin Gravesend not Bensonhurst…

dizdi on March 1, 2009 at 4:40 am

I remember this theater being demolished. As a child, I was struck by the gaping hole into the enormous cavern of the theater. Even at a young age, I felt there was something very wrong with this being done. Little did I know… the beginning of the end for Brooklyn theaters.

jay2300 on March 9, 2009 at 9:19 pm

My 86 year old grandmother just told me the story of her first date here with my grandfather in 1938. I would love to get a photo of the place for my personal family tree book. Does anyone know how to obtain one?

robboehm on September 30, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Attn Bloop from 2007 and jay2300 I came upon a photo of the Mayfair by accident and uploaded it today. I came upon it when I Googled “Historic Stillwell Avenue, Brooklyn, NY photos”.

TomZ on May 21, 2016 at 10:36 am

Did the Dave Clark Five appear at the Mayfair Theater around 1964-1965?

MikeRadio on November 20, 2016 at 12:57 am

I saw Earthqauke here. in SENSURROUND. I still remember running to make the show from school with my friend Leon. This was a great old theater with the entrance on Avenue U not CI Avenue.

HomecrestGuy on December 26, 2018 at 10:11 am

Added a photo of the Mayfair to the gallery, from the NYC Tax Photos, circa 1940.

dallasmovietheaters on September 1, 2021 at 4:04 am

The local papers and trade press state that Perri Construction built the Mayfair and the Marine theaters as “near twins” to the plans of Joseph M. Berlinger. Whether true or not…

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