The New Grand, Jacksonville, Florida

The Film Index, November 26, 1910:


Manager F. T. Montgomery on the left.

“No doubt one of the most popular attractions for northern visitors in Jacksonville, Fla., during the winter season, will be the new Grand Theatre. This most modern little picture house, with its seating capacity of 500, is one of the most up-to-date theatres of its kind in the whole of ‘Dixie,’ and the entertainment given by Manager F. T. Montgomery, is equal to any given in the largest cities.”

Kalem Company


 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.




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