Colonial Theatre, Main Street, Bethleheim, NH
Built in 1915, the Colonial is one of the oldest continously operating movie theatres in the United States.
The Gem Theatre, Berlin, NH
Postmarked September 12, 1916
Written on the back:
“Dear Mame, We are at Berlin NH tonight Mame & Jim”
Addressed to M A Drinkwater, Bangor, Maine
Built in 1909, the Gem “lasted about fourteen years.”
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