From a Changing Main Street

Postmarked 1948


Saboteur (1942)

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

Postmarked 1965


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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