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I should have some info on the show by the end of this week. But if your in the neighborhood on Sunday, April 29th there will be a concert on the Mighty Wurlitzer 4/26 opus 1984 organ which is the originial organ installed at the Brooklyn Paramount by Wurlitzer and is in originial condition. The concert will start at 3PM. Admission is $12.00 for nonmembers of the NYTOS org. The concert will be of course in the old Paramount auditorium which is now a gym but you can still see a lot of the old Paramount which is left and not covered over or has not been removed. Also it is OK to bring a camera. The doors are still located at the corner of Flatbush and Dekalb Ave. You can also check with www.nytos.org/ for directions and more information on this concert and others which are presented in other theaters around the area. Hope to see some of you there.
I looked at the photo under the highest magnification that I could and detected that there are no words on the marquee. I’ve used this many times before to detect the approx. year of the photo but in this case the Peerless was closed and empty. Many church groups use the marquee to call attention that a church is there.
In answer to Vito, I’ve been there many times. I help take care of the pipe organ from time to time so I can tell you that the theatre is a gym. No seats with a wood basketball court floor and no stage. The walls have been covered over with drywall part way up. The rest of the walls and ceiling are still there. The first mezz. has been removed. The way the conversion was done you could still make a good theatre out of it but the flyspace above the stage will now be limited. I’d love to help them convert it back though. I do want to say that I hope the show does well because it’s for charity but the sound (with all that wood and nothing to hold it back)
will be echoing all over the place. For someone who with their mind
can see through all of this it would be an experiance. I know it was for me the first time I went in there.
As someone who has been there many times over the past few years helping to take care of the pipe organ I can tell you that I would not pay that kind of money to see a show sitting on either a folding chair or a bleacher seat. There is no stage, no sloped floor, no lighting or anything else to deaden the sound. It’s a gym1 The first mez. is gone and the walls have been sheetrocked about 12 feet up. The 2nd and 3rd mez. are closed off. Thats what makes the organ sound so great. I thought about putting on an oldies show there years ago but I’ll wait and see if they take all that wood out and but seats back in. At this time no one knows for sure what they intend to do with the building. As for now, you would be listening to the music in an echo chamber. Sound bouncing all over the place. Sorry, I’ll put a show there only when the people can sit proper and hear proper.