Monday, May 9, 2016

The Devil Plays Brooklyn

The Moving Picture Weekly, November 6, 1920:

From a two-page ad for The Devil's Passkey

"When they played "The Devil's Passkey" out in Brooklyn, New York City, in the theatre on Stone Avenue, they almost had to call out the reserves, so great were the crowds collecting in front of the house eagerly waiting to get in.

"And those crowds were not disappointed in what they witnessed once the performance started, and incidentally the management benefitted considerably from a financial standpoint."  

Marquee of the New Singer Theatre can be seen in the darkness to the left.

The former theatres in 2013 (photo by Ken Roe):

Legendary theatre historian, Cezar Del Valle is celebrating 20 years of theatre talks and walks, 1996-2016. Currently accepting bookings for historical societies, libraries , senior centers, etc.  Details of independent walks will be published this fall.
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.
Currently editing and updating the third edition of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, Volume I.

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