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Bushwick Theatre

1396 Broadway
Brooklyn (New York) NY

Record #24033  
 Opened: September 11, 1911
 Closed: 1969
 Current Use: School
Capacity: 2235 seats
Architect(s): William H McElfatrick
Architectural Style(s): Beaux Arts
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:

Information for this tour was contributed by Allan Armstrong.

The RKO Bushwick, originally a Beaux Arts vaudeville show palace, sat 2235 patrons on its opening in 1911. Dwindling movie attendance left it converted to a church in 1969, then vacant after 1973. Although its interior was lost, it is currently being rebuilt as a school. Other historic Brooklyn theaters, desolate and abandoned, are not so lucky.

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Last featured 11/15/2003. Last edited 10/17/2007.

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