Brooklyn, NY – Shore Theater

Thanks to THS member Cesar Del Valle who sends this article about the Shore Theatre, Brooklyn, NY which was damaged in Hurricane Sandy.

December 4, 2012 / Brooklyn news

Residents: Bullard is ignoring a piece of history

The Brooklyn Paper

The signs, they are a-changin’!

The Shore Theater’s iconic sign will not be coming back to the landmarked Coney Island building, according to the property holder, who says that the Hurricane Sandy-mangled marquee is unfixable and will have to be replaced.

Horace Bullard — who bought the former movie house in 1978 — said that the iconic sign is past repair. One of its letters blew away in the storm, which turned the sign’s base into a mass of wind-twisted metal.

“It’s too far gone,” said Bullard,

The property owner says he plans to find a replacement sign, but wouldn’t speculate how much it will cost or how much he’s willing to spend on a building that hasn’t been opened to the public for decades. The building, which was built in 1925 and made a city landmark in 2010.

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  1. Gary Parks

    SO sad to see this sign damaged. It used to saw “LOEW’S” and was one of a scant few Moderne style Loew’s verticals left, with the trademark stepped ziggurat design at the top (and sometimes the top and bottom). I wonder how many are left now? The only other one I can think of offhand is the (Loew’s) Metro in Cairo, Egypt, which is still fully lit.

  2. Gary Parks

    Just noticed: Look carefully at the photo, and you can see, where the “O” is gone, the backside of a phantom “E” from when it said “Loew’s.” Also, where the “E” of “Shore” is bent outward affords a peek at the backside of an “S” from “Loew’s” Gotta’ love sign archaeology.

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