Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, February 18, 1928:
“Again the luxury of the East in the theatre. In design as well as in name, Loew’s new Brooklyn house is emphatically Oriental.”
“The auditorium from the stage, with everyone of the 2,800 seats in undistorted view of the screen.”
Convenience plus beauty is the achievement of H. G. Wiseman, the Oriental’s designer.
Cezar 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.
He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2015: historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc This includes a Times Square talk or walk.
Now selling “vintage” on Etsy.