Motion Picture Herald, April 11, 1931:
“Front and side exterior view showing the dominating sign features. Executed in decorative brick and terra cotta, the facade carries out a modern theme with an introduction of Aztec motifs.”
“The main foyer, looking from the lobby, Italian renaissance motifs are carried out in ornate gables and reed pilasters, panelled recesses and a vaulted ceiling that is very heavily ornamented.”
“Looking down a corridor on the mezzanine floor. Wall surfaces are plain, but furnishings and a delicately tinted ceiling in a floral pattern elaborate an Italian baroque theme ornamentally.”
“Thye auditorium looking toward the rear. This chamber, seating 3,800 on two floors, has a decorative scheme representing an Italian garden wall executed in plaster and treated atmospherically.”
2804 Steinway Street
Since 1997 theatre historian, Cezar Del Valle, has conducted a popular series of theatre talks and walks, available for historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.
Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres.
The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.
Currently seeking funding for “Editing & Formatting” the first three volumes of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, 3rd Edition