Atlantic Theater

205 Flatbush Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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Previously operated by: Brandt Theaters, Harris Theatrical Enterprises

Firms: Shampan & Shampan

Previous Names: New Atlantic Theatre

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Atlantic Theater

This small movie house stood on Flatbush Avenue at Dean Street. The Atlantic Theater opened in 1915. It became the New Atlantic Theatre from 1919 until 1941. In 1942 it reverted back to the Atlantic Theatre name, and was closed in 1961.

It was demolished and a gas station was built on the site, which has since been demolished.

Contributed by philipgoldberg

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William on February 24, 2004 at 7:29 pm

The Atlantic Theatre was located at 205 Flatbush Ave. and it seated 997 people.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 20, 2004 at 6:30 pm

I heard that it played Spenish language movies before it closed.

jflundy on July 14, 2004 at 10:42 am

This was the second theater on the site to bear the name. It replaced the original in a rebuild circa 1915. It was located near Dean St. and began showing Spanish languge movies during WW2 (1943?) when due to manpower shortages large numbers of workers from Puerto Rico migrated to the area to work in war related industries.

Its marguee from that time on displayed “Siempre Dos Gran Pecuiles” as best as I can recall the spelling. They showed mostly double features of Mexican westerns based on what I saw from photos in attraction cases as I walked by in 40’s and fifties.

jflundy on July 27, 2004 at 7:20 pm

This is a link to the photo of the new “ATLANTIC” taken in 1915. Wagon is head toward Pacific street on Flatbush Avenue.

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onefig on March 22, 2005 at 2:59 pm

If the movie being shown at the Atlantic was “That Model From Paris,” imdb has its year as 1926. Just a thought…

oodygdin on September 2, 2007 at 1:31 pm

That photo appears in ‘Old Brooklyn in Early Photographs’ and is confirmed as 1926. Can’t decide if the mailman is delivering laundry as a second job or if the laundry is farming out their wagons to the postal service! I lived in Boerum Hill for 30 years and the gas station is very familiar. Interesting to see what was there before.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on June 9, 2008 at 3:53 pm

The gas station is now gone, too, as this is part of the site for the new Nets arena development.

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