Jefferson Theatre

811 Myrtle Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11206

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David_Schneider on December 15, 2018 at 2:28 pm

Willburg145, to add a clickable URL in your comments, put brackets [ ] around the words you want to become a hyperlink, then immediately following that on the same line without leaving a space put parenthesis () around the URL you want the words to link to.

When you post the comment the brackets, parenthesis and website address will not physically appear and the words that were in the brackets will be highlighted in blue and clicking on them will open the web address you had put in parenthesis.

Willburg145 on December 12, 2018 at 5:53 pm

How do I add a URL that will take you to the site?

jinchelsea on November 13, 2011 at 8:09 am

My father, Sam Lesiger, owned and operated this theater during the early 1940s. Wish I had more information, but he passed away nearly 40 years ago, and that’s all I know. Anyone else remember it?

Bway on April 20, 2009 at 7:02 am

Judging by the photo linked on Jun 21, 2005, it appears that it didn’t even have real letters saying it was the “Jefferson”. The name Jefferson appears on the marquee the same as a movie would.
It was very run down even in the 40’s!

kencmcintyre on March 18, 2007 at 1:43 pm

Thanks for the help.

kencmcintyre on March 18, 2007 at 12:00 pm

This 1986 Michael Putnam photo shows a Jefferson Theater in NYC, obviously not the one in Brooklyn. If the NYC theater is listed under a different name, let me know so I can repost the photo:

Bway on June 6, 2006 at 8:18 am

Absolutely nothing remains on this block. See aerial photo of where the Jefferson was:

Click here for photo

Bway on June 21, 2005 at 8:47 am

Robert, the entire block looked terribly run down even in the 40’s!

RobertR on June 21, 2005 at 8:31 am

This looked incredibly run down even in the 40’s.

Bway on June 21, 2005 at 7:13 am

Cool, the link worked.

Wow, did that scene change. NOTHING remains from that scene. I was by there last summer, and it is a park there now (I guess a part of the housing project).
The el is gone, the theater is gone, all the buildings are gone. Totally different scene today…..

Scholes188 on June 18, 2005 at 9:46 am

Here is the link for the photo of the Jefferson Theater.

Unfortunately I was not able to supply a direct link to the Jefferson or Rainbow Theaters. Select Photographs from the upper left, and enter in the names of the theaters. I hope this works. They have two great pics of the theaters.

Scholes188 on June 18, 2005 at 7:23 am

I have added a URL for a picture of what I think is the Jefferson Theater.

Bway on September 22, 2004 at 2:30 pm

Today I drove by the Jefferson Theater site. The theater was once located between Marcy and Nostrand Aves. It is now a part of the multi-block Marcy Playground. Both sides of Myrtle Ave are completely razed on this block.