Monday, May 21, 2018


Parkside Theatre
726-728 Flatbush Avenue

Real Estate Record and Builders’ Guide, February 20, 1915:

“The structure will be erected for the G. K. & Z. Amusement Company and Max Hirsch of 391 Fulton st, Brooklyn, is the architect. The façade will be Moorish in design, the façade being of tapestry brick and terra cotta. Italian marble will be used in the lobby and the auditorium will be of decorative plastering. All improvements, for the safety and convenience of the patrons, will be installed.”  

Exhibitor’s Trade Review, September 15, 1923

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.
Walks also available at Local Expeditions
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.


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  2. Hello Mr. Del Valle, After some genealogy research I discovered my great grandfather William J. Gilmore was the manager of this theater around 1917. I would love to know if you have any info on him