From a Changing Main Street

Postmarked 1948

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Ritz:
Saboteur (1942)

A double feature at the Cameo:
Song of the Islands (1942)
Riders of the Timberline(1941)

Postmarked 1965

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Carousel (1956)

Ritz Theatre

Ritz Theatre, Renovation

The Ritz and Hotel Newburgh are now part of Safe Harbors of the Hudson, ” a mixed-use, non-profit housing and arts redevelopment project.”

Newburgh  “is considered the most dangerous [city] in New York and one of the most dangerous in the nation.”

 

Postcards part of the Theatre Talks Collection, please ask permission to copy and/or use. At least give credit to source. We know that some people will not honor this but it would be nice if they did.

 

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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Paramount Theatre 1114 Main Street, Kansas City, MO

For October, we will be celebrating  Halloween, 2014 with classic (and not so classic) horror movies playing the local movie house.

For Kansas City, it is the beginning of the end, as giant grasshoppers invade Main Street!

 

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Beginning of the End”  distributed in the United States as part of a pre-packaged double feature with “The Unearthly.”

 

Postcard from the Theatre Talks Collection, please ask permission to copy and/or use. At least give credit to source. We know that some people will not honor this but it would be nice if they did.

 

Cezar 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.

He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2015: historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

 

Marquees Along Main Street, McAllen, Texas

Main Street in 1954 with the Palace and Queen Theatres.

 

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From back of postcard:
“Main Street of McAllen, Texas, nick-named The City of Palms. McAllen is known throughout the nation for its warm winters and plentiful sunshine. Actual weather bureau figures prove it to be one of the coolest summer vacation areas.
“McAllen was founded in 1904 when 4000 acres were set apart from the John McAllen ranch.”

 

Postcard is part of the Theatre Talks Collection, please ask permission to copy and/or use.
At least give credit to source. We know that some people will not honor this but it would be nice of they did.

Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, chosen 2010 Best Book of the Year by the Theatre Historical Society.

He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2014, historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.