Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Majestic Theatre, 651-653 Fulton Street

August 29, 1904-1973
Seating Capacity: 1,828
Builders/Proprietors: Edward Starr and John H. Havlin
Architect: J. B. McElfatrick

The Brooklyn Eagle, August 28, 1904

The Brooklyn Eagle, August 30, 1904:
“It is a new, handsome, clean, up-to-date theater, with broad and comfortable seats
and plenty of room for the knees of six-footers, it has quicker practicable exits at
the close of the performance than any house in the borough; its decoration scheme
of dull red and soft green is cheerful and restful, without assuming to be in the
highest style of art, and the house is safeguarded from fire both in front and behind
the scenes in all conceivable ways that its good location and the Chicago fire scare
while it was building suggested.”

New York PM, “If You’re Short on Folding Money”, December 29, 1940:
“Go over to the Brooklyn Majestic Theater, 651 Fulton St., 
and see eight acts of vaudeville with Bill Peters and his band. $.50 to $1.”

The Majestic renamed in honor of
BAM President and Executive Producer Harvey Lichtenstein when he retired in 1999.

BAM Harvey

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. Private walks also available.
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 seeking funding for “Editing & Formatting” the first three volumes of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, 3rd Edition

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