Alba Theatre

750 Flushing Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11206

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Previously operated by: Fox Circuit, Randforce Amusement Corp.

Architects: Charles A. Sandblom

Previous Names: Fox Alba Theatre

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Alba Theatre

The Fox Alba Theatre was opened by Fox Theatres in 1929, opening with “The Green Murder Case”. It was equipped with a Robert Morton 2 manual, 8 rank organ. In later years it was operated by Randforce. It was closed in 1970.

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robboehm on January 3, 2010 at 10:52 am

Also any bus or the el in Queens along Jericho Turnpike/Jamaica Avenue. Starting in Nassau, Park (New Hyde Park), Floral (Floral Park), Bellerose, Queens and Community in Queens Village, Bellaire, Hollis; Carlton, Valencia, Midway, Alden, Jamaica, Savoy (all in Jamaica with the Hillside off to the right), then on into Woodhaven with the Haven and the Woodhaven, etc..

TPH on February 8, 2010 at 8:53 pm

I was reminded after seeing a vintage movie poster in a Vermont drug store, that local theatres would often not advertise their features in newspaper ads. Instead they would print two-color, simple lettered posters announcing what was playing for the week. These posters were then distributed among local merchants who would display the placards in their shop windows, probably in exchange for a few movie pases. Probably a very inexpensive form of advertising.

robboehm on February 9, 2010 at 5:47 am

See my comment for the Center Moriches Theatre. The current tenant, a dry cleaner, has two of these cards on display behind the counter as well as a picture of the theatre and the writeup that I did when creating the entry for CT.

297maujer on June 5, 2010 at 4:13 pm

All this is gone. Now there is a hospital, Woodhull Medical Center. There were so many movie theaters in this area and they’re all gone. I have to take the train into Manhattan to see a movie. When I hit Lotto I plan on purchasing the old Rainbow Theater on Graham between Messerole and Montrose and show old movies, cartoons, present live shows.

mp775 on July 2, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Ironically, the theater is gone, but the trolley pictured in the 1948 photo posted by Bway on 2/22/09 is preserved at the Shore Line Trolley Museum in East Haven, CT.

Goodheart on January 24, 2011 at 11:34 am

I’m just glad that we finally have a few photos of the Alba (thanks to those who supplied them).
I saw the movie “The Window” at the Alba and I recall when they displayed a big wood crate outside when they were promoting “The Thing” in 1951.
Those were happier days for me.


HelenTony on September 24, 2013 at 3:25 pm

This Movie Theater is my most favorite of all, because it is where my Dearly Beloved Dad took my Mom on their first date… R.I. P.

Greenpoint on November 2, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Woodhull Hospital now stands in that spot. Here is some trivia for you: the abandoned lot (formerly know as the Alba Theatre) is can be seen in the santa claus French Connection foot-chase scene (do you pick your feet in Poughkeepsie CT?)

robboehm on May 18, 2015 at 7:33 pm

Later marquee via Brooklyn Pics uploaded.

Willburg145 on March 21, 2018 at 11:47 am

This is one of the theatres that I hope to see an interior picture of. The others are the Broadway, Gates, Marcy, and Aster.

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