Quentin Theatre

3502 Quentin Road,
Brooklyn, NY 11234

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Previously operated by: Century Theaters, Liggett-Florin Booking Service

Styles: Art Deco

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Quentin Theater 1940 and 2018

This theatre was very small and closed a long, long time ago. By 1950 it was operated by Liggett-Florin Booking Service. The building is still there, and at one time was a jeans store. The auditorium was converted into batting cages, which opened in July 2004.

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philipgoldberg on June 16, 2004 at 3:17 pm

If this building is going to be a batting cage center, nothing was apparent when I drove past yesterday.

bkbill on May 18, 2006 at 11:48 am

The Quentin was an important part of my young life in the late 1940’s. On a Sunday afternoon, you could walk to and enjoy two attractive features plus a Three Stooge or other comedy short. Those double features â€" WOW! â€" very kid friendly. Parings such as: King Kong and The Son of King Kong, Dracula and The Son of Dracula, Texas and Arizona, Henry Aldrich Haunts a House and Henry Aldrich â€" Boy Scout, Abbott & Costello in Buck Privates and Abbott and Costello â€" In The Navy and on and on.
The Quentin was also a good place to catch a film before it left circulation.
I spent many afternoons there. On a hot summer day you could walk across Quentin Rd. to De Leo’s Bar to stand in the doorway and feel the cooler, beer scented air from inside while you watched the marvel of TELEVISION! Adults seldom chased you away. The only things wrong with De Leo’s was that we were too young to go inside and that they usually ran Giant games. Can you imagine â€" Giant games — in Brooklyn?

veray123 on June 25, 2007 at 11:14 am

Great memories, my mother was a cashier so I got in for free, saved all of 10 cents. The theatre was the baby sitter of the times, what great chapters they had, you had to go next week to see what happened. Eddie Norton used to sell the pink edition of the news for 2 cents after the last show. Go to Kremers ice cream parlor on the corner for the best ice cream in town. Then when you got older you graduated to DeLeos across the street. I had some great friends, some of them are gone now but not fogotten. If only we could turn the clock back, what a great time we had.
Ray C.

Bway on June 14, 2011 at 7:05 am

Judging by the street view, it appears the building has burned. The Batting cage sign is still up, but if you go to the side, it appears to have burnt windows on the second floor, and boarded up.

Ed Miller
Ed Miller on July 5, 2011 at 11:23 pm

Can someone please tell this young senior what a battling cage is? Is it for kickboxing/martial arts? LMAO!

robboehm on July 6, 2011 at 5:56 am

I would think baseball.

Bway on July 7, 2011 at 10:54 am

A batting cage is where you can practice hitting a baseball. Balls are shot at you and you try to hit them.

Ed Miller
Ed Miller on July 13, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Well, that makes a whole lot of sense. Thanks for teaching me something today!

Orlando on November 21, 2018 at 8:18 am

In 2004 the lobby had been used as a hair salon that had recently closed and still looked like the theatre lobby, the only exception was the one sheet frames (4) had been mirrored for the hairdressers. The lobby ceiling, slightly sloped entrance terazzo floor and waLL fixtures still intact. The auditorium was in a art deco style with walls of pastel green and procenieum. it had a slope and was being readied for the incoming batting ranges which eventually made the auditorium walls disappear. I saw it basically intact with no seats or marquee and box-office. Have pictures of all I said.

Guodone on September 25, 2020 at 6:24 am

My mom grew up a couple of blocks away on 38th street and went to this theater with friends almost every weekend. She probably saw the movies showing on the marquee in the picture. She told us that she could pay for the movie and get a Milky Way bar with the change. Frozen Milky Way bars were a penny or two more. One of her friends used to get upset at the end of the serial chapter because she always thought the hero/heroine was killed. My mom had the good sense to know they weren’t dead because the serial had many chapters left.

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