Bay Ridge’s Lost Theaters Tour

Bay Ridge's Lost Theaters Tour

Uncover the history of the buildings in Bay Ridge that were once movie theaters and shed light on the neighborhood’s history with guide Daniel Pecoraro.

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the history of an often forgotten neighborhood in southwest Brooklyn
  • Understand how development history and zoning law have led to the neighborhood’s urban fabric
  • Peek inside New York’s oldest movie theater still in operation
  • Explore a movie theater converted into an Asian supermarket

About This Tour:

Across Bay Ridge, what are now gyms, chain stores, and supermarkets were once movie theaters, with only one of these cinemas (the Alpine) remaining. This tour will not only uncover the history of these buildings but also shed more light on neighborhood history and the story of Brooklyn and New York at the movies.

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