Sunday, July 26, 2020

Pitkin--"Newest of Loew's Neighborhood Houses"

Exhibitors Herald-World, January 18, 1930:

"The Pitkin in Brooklyn, designed by Thomas W. Lamb, is added to the group now growing under a policy of expansion toward outlying communities."




"Rendering of the Exterior: Thomas W. Lamb, architect"




"A corridor of the mezanine floor, is to be noted for the luxuary of its arches and pilasters."



"The men's lounge, appointed in medieval style. The floor is of variegated tile.
          The wall is of rough-finished plaster, and the ceiling bears finely stenciled designs." 



"The women's lounge, lavishly decorated in medieval fashion.
The ceiling border, executed in plaster, is especially noteworthy.
The walls are cloth-covered, while the floor is of tile.
Through the portals may be seen a mural done after the manner
of the Spanish primitives."



"The auditorium, showing the wealth of decorative material executed principally in plaster."



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

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