Monday, June 15, 2015

Clinton Theatre, 595 Clinton Street, Brooklyn

Editing and updating the Clinton Theatre

Across from Red Hook East, “the largest part of the largest development in Brooklyn,” the 33.34-acre complex completed November 20, 1939 by the New York City Housing Authority.

Excerpts from Showmen’s Trade Review, February 3, 1940:
“One of the country’s most widely heralded housing developments has created a new residential section which makes what is practically a town in itself, and it is natural that a theatre in the most modern style should be one of the most important elements of the famous Red Hook section of Brooklyn, N.Y.”

Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three volume history of borough theatres. The first two volumes chosen "2010 Outstanding Book of the year' by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2015-2016: historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Now selling vintage on Etsy.