Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The New 14th Street Theatre

Almost lost among a plethora of signs is the marquee of the (New) 14th Street Theatre, New York City. Photo based on the original by P. L. Sperr, May 19, 1934 (New York Public Library)

Classifieds, Motion Picture Herald, September 28, 1940:
"Motion Picture, 600 seats for lease, New 14th Street theatre, 235 East 14th, fully equipped, operating 28 years. Good proposition offered responsible party, phone JErome 7-1250" 

On the marquee:

Since 1997 theatre historian,  Cezar Del Valle, has conducted a popular series of  theatre talks and walks, available for  historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.
Walks also available at Local Expeditions
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.
Editing and updating the third edition of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, Volume I.

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