“According to the architect*, the theatre will be the largest in the world, with a seating capacity of 6,210**. There will be three high speed elevators to the balcony and separate and private stairways leading from foyer to loges.”
*Walter W. Ahlschlager
** Scaled down to 5,888
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
Now selling “vintage” on Etsy.