State Theatre, 492 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Exhibitor’s Herald, January 21, 1922



“One of the latest additions to an already large list of motion picture theatres in Brooklyn is the new State theatre at DeKalb and Franklin avenues built by Bleendes & Strausberg.

“There are fifteen hundred seats and each seat has an unobstructed view of the screen. The matter of cooling and ventilation received close attention, the contract for this part of the equipment being placed with the Typhoon Fan Company of New York.

“On each side of the screen special compartments were constructed and the large Typhoons installed, the air being forced out into the auditorium through grilles just over the screen.

“During the warm weather this Typhoon System, it is claimed will change the air in the State once every minute, or sixty times an hour. For ventilating during the winter the System is reversed in its operation and the foul air withdrawn.”


Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, chosen 2010 Best Book of the year by theTheatre Historical Society.

He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2014-15, historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.



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