Friday, July 26, 2013

Brooklyn Paramount Theatre 385 Flatbush Avenue Extension, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Excerpts from Motion Picture News, January 12, 1929:

"Publix Theatres made its entry in another eastern city with the opening of the new Paramount in Brooklyn, N.Y. This gorgeous motion picture house embodies many unique features of design and equipment.
--C. W. & Geo. L. Rapp, architects"

"The proscenium arch, an elaborately decorated frame for the pictures presented on stage and screen at the Brooklyn Paramount. This auditorium numbers among its unusual features a suggestion of the atmospheric in the open lattice treatment of the main ceiling and the sidewall reveals."

"View across auditorium under the balcony, showing the loges with illuminated fronts and the balcony soffit with insets of glass, illuminated from above, a suggestion of the scheme of the main ceiling. Ornamental plaster is the vechicle that was used to produce the many intricate designs of the decoration."

Uploaded to YouTube by Bruce Friedman, June 28, 2013, an early appearance by Cezar Del Valle on That's Brooklyn, cable television.

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

He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2013. 

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