The 1920s were the decade when Hollywood really took off and it appears that an early movie ad featuring Hollywood stars, including Robert De Niro, Mary Pickford, Al Pacino and Errol Flynn, may have had something to do with the new theater at the Sunset Park movie theater.
The ad was produced by MGM for the theater, which opened in 1919.
The advertisement shows a group of people seated at a movie theater watching a film, all of whom are dressed in Hollywood uniforms, as well as the movie theater’s sign.
“This is the Hollywood in the 20s,” the narrator says.
“A movie theater on Sunset Park.
It’s going to be a lot of fun.”
The ad may have been produced by Hollywood’s New York office in 1920, the New York Daily News reported.
The Sunset Park Movie Theater opened in September 1919.
A sign that reads, “Ladies only, please.
Not allowed to bring a woman,” has been placed in the entrance.
The movie theater has been closed since January 2020 due to damage caused by Hurricane Irene, the newspaper reported.