Monday, August 17, 2015

Cobble Hill Cinemas,265 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Opening in 1925 as the Lido:

From the Brownstoner

The Brooklyn Standard Union, “Help Wanted-Female”, March 27, 1925:
"Girl wanted for confectionary store and selling in theatre. Must be refined and neat appearance. Experience necessary. Lido Theatre, Court and Butler sts., before 7 P.M." 

The Brooklyn Standard Union, “Help Wanted-Male”, October 22, 1925:

“Young man to usher and relieve the pianist. Lido Theatre, 265 Court st.”

Later the Rex and now Cobble Hill Cinemas

Photo: Ken Roe

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.