The Brooklyn Theatre Index 
An illustrated 3 volume history of borough theatres
by Cezar Del Valle

The first two volumes chosen 2010 Outstanding Book of the Year

by the Theatre Historical Society of America.


The final volume published 2014.

Currently editing and updating the third and final editions of Volumes I & II.


"An amazing achievement"
-Ron Magliozzi, Assistant Curator, Dept. of Film, Museum of Modern Art

"We have a wonderful collector of theatre history named Cezar Del Valle, who has collected more Brooklyn theatre information than probably anyone else around and written two wonderful books."
-Montrose Morris, Brownstoner Blog

“For anyone seriously interested in the history of Brooklyn Theatres, it [the Brooklyn Theatre Index] is an essential reference source.”
-John Dereszewski, Cinema Treasures

"The definitive appraisal of all movie theatres to have operated in Brooklyn, a borough known to have had the most theatres operating out of the five NYC Boroughs."
 --Ken Roe, Editor, Cinema Treasures

"Cezar Del Valle, the go-to guy for Brooklyn theatre history"       

Cezar Del Valle "is a charming, knowledgeable, and funny man who seems to know more about Brooklyn theatre history than anyone in captivity"
 -Dumbo Books




Order Volume III from the author for $15.00 plus $3.99 shipping. Checks payable to
Cezar Del Valle
433 16th Street 1R
Brooklyn, NY 11215-5858

Order online at:
Barnes & Noble


Accepting bookings for 2021:
historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Private walks also available.

For additional information, availability & fees:
theatretalks at

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Brooklyn Theatre index Volume II

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