A brief history of the Broadway Theatre from Derry Revisited by By Richard Holmes and William Dugan, Arcadia Publishing 2005:
“The Broadway Theater first opened around 1913 and soon became the entertainment center for the town. The door to the left of the arch led to a poolroom and bowling alleys. At the time of this photograph, the featured film was Good Little Devil, with Mary Pickford. The theatre could hold up to 400 customers.
“The name was changed to the Derry Theater in 1938 and the Plaza Cinema in 1965. The building was destroyed in a 1979 fire.”
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.
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.
Editing and updating the third edition of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, Volume I.