5915 Prospect Avenue,
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Previous Names: Beaufort Theatre, Mary Lue Theatre
Opened May 1, 1924 as the Beaufort Theatre with Ralph Lewis in “In the Name of the Law”. It went through a couple owners and the theatre was renamed after one of the owners daughter, thus the theatre became the Mary Lue Theatre on December 2, 1931. It was renamed Comet Theatre on December 15, 1951 and closed May 4, 1952. It reopened after being equipped with CinemaScope and finally closed on March 11, 1956 with Joel McCrea in “Wichita” & Tyrone Power in “Untamed”. It briefly became a union meeting hall, a church and finally a bar. It was demolished in 1958.
A single story theatre with a nicely decorated lobby. There was a small amount of decorative plaster work in the lobby and the auditorium. Located near the busy intersection of 59th Street and Prospect Avenue.
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