Parkside Theater

728 Flatbush Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11226

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Previously operated by: Brandt Theaters, Century Theaters, Fox Circuit

Architects: Max Hirsch

Functions: Retail

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Parkside Theater

This theater stood a few blocks from the Patio Theater and Prospect Park Theater. The Parkside Theater was opened in 1915. Eventually it was taken over by Century Theaters. It closed in 1951.

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Recent comments (view all 19 comments)

RobertR on December 6, 2004 at 2:18 pm

Who ran this theatre after Centurys?

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[Deleted] on December 6, 2004 at 2:39 pm

In a 1949 article the Parkside Theater is shown as being operated by the EC Endicott Circuit.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 6, 2004 at 4:53 pm

The 1930 Film Daily Yearbook lists the seating capacity of the Parkside Theater as 590.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 16, 2006 at 6:50 am

A photograph I took in May 2006 of the Parkside Theatre (now a GEM Super Saver store), close to the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Parkside Avenue:

tonyd on February 22, 2008 at 2:40 am

I remember in the mid 50’s they stopped showing movies and presented live Yiddish Vaudeville shows. Not too certain about this.

Tony D

leslegr on March 10, 2008 at 4:24 pm

I lived near the Parkide Theater. It was still in busines in the
mid 50’s. Closed either late 50’s or early 60’s and the property
became an A&P. I remember walking in the A&P and could still see
the projection booth in the rear of the store. It was a nice little

DJM78 on January 10, 2012 at 3:59 am

I was right outside of this building a few times. Never had a clue that it was a movie theater. Anyone out there have a photo of this theater?

robboehm on February 15, 2015 at 12:45 pm

During what period was this run by Century? I became interested in movie theaters, particularly Century, in the early 1950s and it was not one of theirs at that time. The only reference I remember to “Parkside” was their theater at Nostrand and Parkside.

theatrefan on February 16, 2015 at 8:42 am

Robboehm, The Brooklyn Eagle Ad I have dated Sunday November 12th 1939 lists the Parkside as a Century Circuit Theatre, it’s also listed in several Century Circuit programs from 1942 that I have as well. Hope this info helps!

robboehm on May 18, 2016 at 1:56 pm

theatrefan it would be nice if you could share those items.

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