Avenue D Theater

4301 Avenue D,
Brooklyn, NY 11203

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Previously operated by: Rugoff & Becker

Architects: Charles A. Sandblom

Functions: Church

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Avenue D Theater

The Avenue D Theater opened around March 1936. By 1943 it was operated by Rugoff & Becker, who were still the operators in 1950. It was closed in 1962 becoming a carpet store, and is now a church. Its round marquee still fronts the building.

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William on November 14, 2003 at 7:19 pm

The Avenue D Theatre was located at 4305 Avenue D, it seated 599 people.

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[Deleted] on October 27, 2004 at 3:22 pm

I show this theatre with a closing date of 1967.

mike81869 on October 10, 2006 at 11:42 pm

My grandparents lived at 4405 Ave D back in the 70’s I remember the marquee, my uncle told me that it used to be a movie theatre..ahh the memmories.

jflundy on May 7, 2009 at 4:27 pm

The theater closed toward the end of 1953 for several months and reopened in Fall 1954. Marquee had a new trim color, light blue from faded red, and fresh paint in lobby and bath rooms. First movie I saw under the new management was (may have been opener for House) was “Return From the Sea” with Neville Brand and Jan Sterling.

New booking policy seemed to favor double bills of action B movies from Republic, Allied Artists, etc. and re-issues of similar genre from all studios instead of last runs of current releases that had played the upper tier

josephcoppolino on September 10, 2010 at 12:19 am

In the 60’s the Avenue D was owned and run by Erwin Breuer and Max Schiering who also owned and ran the Granada, the Rugby, the Fair (in Queens) and the Highway. After closing as a theatre the Avenue D was run as a catering hall for weddings and parties for a number of years.

Ira on December 11, 2011 at 5:24 pm

My father was a projectionist at the Avenue D in the 60’s. I remember him telling me that the kids would be lined up for the Sat matinees and cheer him when he showed up.

PeteMarriott on April 1, 2012 at 11:02 am

My parents used to tell about the Avenue D Theater which I lived down the street from most of my childhood life in the 70’s and 80’s. I wish I could see old pics of it. :(

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on April 1, 2012 at 8:23 pm

From the videos on the church’s website it seems there was no balcony in this theater. The interior is in good condition.

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