Friday, September 9, 2016

TRANS-LUX THEATRE, 561 Fulton Street, Brooklyn

Slowly editing and updating Fulton Street for Volume II of the Index.

One of the lesser known downtown houses was located at 561 Fulton Street, lasting only a few years with three name changes:

Newsreel theatre with rear projection

Trans-lux International Theatre 1935
Opening October 11, 1935 with "Moscow Laughs"--"first Soviet jazz musical comedy" 

Fulton Playhouse

Exterior photo from Motion Picture Herald, November 17, 1934:

"Night view of the new Trans-Lux theatre in Brooklyn, N. Y., designed on the same style
 as previous houses of this operator's turnstile type"

Advertisement from Motion Picture Herald, July 27, 1935:

"Women's Lounge", Motion Picture Herald, August 24, 1935:

"Silk covered walls of tan and red"

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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