Loew’s Pitkin, Famed Movie Palace, To Get New Life
by Raanan Geberer Published online 07-14-2010
From ‘Wonder Theater’ To Charter School
By Raanan Geberer
BROWNSVILLE / Brooklyn NY — Once, the building at 1501 Pitkin Ave. was the opulent Loew’s Pitkin, a 2,827-seat theater designed for both movies and stage shows.
Now, after years of blight, it will be transformed into the new home for the Ascend Charter School, with stores on the ground floor. The $45 million project should be finished within 18 months, according to Ken Olson, CEO of Poko Partners, the owner and developer. . . . . ..
Loew’s Pitkin/Brooklyn NY
via New York city member Biff Buttler. THS holds the original rendering of the Pitkin from Thomas Lamb’s office .