Friday, September 15, 2017

"Pour One Out for the Pavilion"

On November 1, 2016,from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m, Nitehawk Cinemas, the new owner of Park Slope's Pavilion Theater tossed a goodbye party for the old space before closing it for refurbishment. 

The general public was invited to "explore the space" and "peek behind the curtains."

In this photo of the lobby one can still see a bit of the old ornamentation from the original Sanders Theatre 
(opening in 1928).

The upstairs lounge/game room with traces of the original ornamentation.

Just off the lounge, the largest theatre was showing Speedy with Harold Lloyd.

One last view of the Pavilion.

Legendary theatre historian, Cezar Del Valle is celebrating twenty years of talks and walks. He is currently accepting bookings for historical societies, libraries , senior centers, etc.

Del Valle has also joined with Local Expeditions to present a series of walking tours.

He 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.