Wednesday, February 24, 2021

On Stage at the New United

1940 Tax Photo


New United Theatre
207 Myrtle Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY


The Billboard, March 26, 1927:
“Midnight shows the first in theaters in this section as a regular thing are being played at the New United Theater, in Brooklyn, using colored attractions such as Shuffle Along, Seven Eleven and others.
“Walter Plimmer has been authorized to book the special late performances, which run from 12 o’clock to 2 in the morning, and in addition is furnishing the house with four acts (colored) every Tuesday night for what is called Plantation Night.” 


The Billboard, March 31, 1928:
“According to manager Anthony Costa [New United Theatre], four nights of vaudeville are booked from three different sources.
Walter Plimmer books the United on Saturday, Charles Rich supplies acts Friday and Sunday, and on Wednesday Costa himself books in Italian entertainment from various centers of suppl


One of thirteen Brooklyn movie houses in Motion Picture Heralds list of “388 Negro Theatres”, July 15, 1939:
“Motion picture theatres operated exclusively for negros.”




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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