Leonard Theatre

222 Leonard Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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Functions: Auto Repair Shop

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Leonard Theatre

Located in the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn. The Leonard Theatre was a purpose-built cinema, which opened by 1913, and was closed around 1915, or slightly later.

In June 2013, it was in use as an auto repair shop.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 3, 2013 at 3:54 pm

This house didn’t make it into Cezar Del Valle’s Brooklyn Theatre Index, but it did get mentioned in the December 6, 1913, issue of The Moving Picture World. The Leonard Theatre was to host the second meeting of the recently-formed Williamsburg branch of the New York City Exhibitor’s League.

The first meeting, which had been held at the Progress Theatre, was attended by representatives of the Leonard Theatre and of the Broadway Lyceum, Graham Palace, Tompkins Amusement Company, Bushwick Casino, and the Progress, Metropolitan, Lewis, Williamsburg, Owl, Sutter, Bushwick, Old Postoffice, Greenpoint, and Kensington Theatres.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on June 3, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Joe: The Leonard Theatre is listed in Cezar Del Valle’s book “The Brooklyn Theatre Index” Volume 1 on page 424 (first edition) and on page 423 (second edition).

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 4, 2013 at 12:51 am

Ah, there it is. I must have overlooked it.

Willburg145 on October 11, 2016 at 10:02 am

Where was the Graham Palace?

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