Thursday, March 13, 2014

Brooklyn Lobby Booths and Decorative Displays, May 3, 1928

Motion Picture News, May 3, 1928
Excerpts from the article "Fixtures Keep Pace with Trend of Theatrre Design, Lobby Booths and Decorative Display Frames Harmonize with Atmosphere."

"The inside booth of the United Theatre, Brooklyn, N.Y. This box office is built ten feet wide to provide space for office as well as a ticket booth."

" instance where the entire lobby wall is decorated with paneling of display frames and mirrors, which constitute the chief decorative feature. The lobby of the Apollo Theatre, Brooklyn, N.Y., with ticket booth opening laid out in the center of the sidewall panel."

"...a combination display frame and ticket office designed for theatre having a narrow lobby. This arrangement was built for the Elton Theatre, Brooklyn, N.Y., with the booth worked into the center of the frame."

"Lobby Display Co., designers and builders of the fixtures illustrated" 

Apollo Theatre
1527-1531 Fulton Street

Elton Theatre
4217 New Utrecht Avenue

United Theatre
207 Myrtle Avenue

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 2014. 

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