Feltman’s Seaside Garden, Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY

The second in our summer series of outdoor movie theatres (airdromes).

Feltman's

 

The New York Clipper, July 11, 1914:

“In the rear of the park  there has just been erected one of the largest and finest open air moving picture theatres in the country. The theatre seats over two thousand people and only first run pictures are shown. While admission to the park is free, there is a charge of ten cents to enter the picture theatre.”

The Brooklyn Eagle, June 9, 1915:

“The Seaside Garden seats 2,000 people and has a full orchestra. Two motion picture machines are employed so that there is no delay while waiting for the pictures to be shown.”

The Brooklyn Eagle, June 1, 1919:

“Feltman’s Coney Island motion picture airdrome, which is built on the beach, will open the 1919 season next Saturday night with the newest Mary Pickford production, ‘Daddy Long Legs’ for the entire week. The airdrome which seats 2,000, will be directed this season by William Brandt, president of the motion Picture Exhibitors League Brooklyn, who operates several other theaters in Brooklyn.”

 

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 2013.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s