Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sheepshead Theatre

Now editing for the third edition of the Index:

1722 Sheepshead Bay Road


July 12,1929-1970

Seating Capacity: 1,888

Architect: R. Thomas Short

Motion Picture News, February 1, 1930:

"A corner of the ladies' room shows consideration taken for the woman patron of the Sheepshead."

"A corner beautiful in the new Sheepshead."

“This undisputed artistic addition to the architectural beauty of Sheepshead Bay’s business district has been modeled after a design that starts and ends with the simplest of decorations.

“There is nothing that can defeat the beauty of simple line and that is just what the architects have attained in designing this temple of beauty to the art of the motion picture.”

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.

He has  joined with Local Expeditions to present a series of walking tours.

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.


  1. When I went to The Sheepshead in the 60's, all traces of the original interior were obliterated, covered with heavy solid color drapery.

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