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Brooklyn Goes to the Movies. A talk by Theater Historian Cezar Del Valle. Wednesday, April 28, 7 PM, Brooklyn Collection, 2nd floor Central Library

Apr 27, 2010 10:52 AM | 0 comments

Bushwick Theatre, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1911

During the Golden Age of cinema, Brooklyn had over 200 movie houses. Many of these theaters, originally used for vaudeville acts, found new lives with the advent of moving pictures.  Theater historian Cezar Del Valle willl host a lively lecture about these movie houses of yesteryear. Please come early as seating is limited. Wine and cheese social from 6:30-7:00 and the talk begins promptly at 7:00. The Brooklyn Collection is located at the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza on the second floor. Come and join us for this free and fascinating program!

In addition to the program, the Brooklyn Collection is happy to announce that the digitization of our Brooklyn theater photographs is complete. The collection consists of over 100 photographs taken by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle photographers showing the interiors and exteriors of theaters both in their glory and in their decay.  Browse through our photos and come to the program on Wednesday April 28th to learn more about Brooklyn's theatrical history.

Greenpoint Theater, Brooklyn Eagle, 1954