Theatres

 

Theatres are arranged alphabetically by City,Region / State. Due to the amount of theatre photographs,using Search allows you to locate by City, State or Name instead of going thru the entire collection. 

Where have all the marquees gone?  During the 1930s and the 1940s every big and little town had its theatre.  Theatre marquees spelled out excitement and glamour.  They were symbolic of plush interiors, places where one could escape into a world of illusion for a few hours.  This was entertainment for the whole family.  Then along came television and more than three thousand theatres closed.  Thoses that closed were mostly small storefront houses with less than five hundred seating capacity.  Large theatres fought back with cinemascope and air conditioning.  In the next two decades freeways, malls, and the decline of downtowns closed thousands more.  Then the final blow came with the development of cable and VCR.  (Read more...)

 

CA1330
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5/31/2008
3494
CA1332
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3495
CA1333
5/31/2008
3496
CA1334
5/31/2008
3497
CA1336
5/31/2008
3499
CA1337
5/31/2008
3500
CA1338
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3501
CA1339
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3502
CA1340
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3503
CA1341
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CA1342
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CA1343
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CA1344
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CA1345
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CA1349
5/31/2008
3512
CA1350
5/31/2008
3513
CA1352
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CA1353
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CA1355
5/31/2008
3518
CA1356
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CA1357
5/31/2008
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CA1358
5/31/2008
3521
CA1360
5/31/2008
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CA1364
5/31/2008
3527
CA1365
5/31/2008
3528
CA1366
5/31/2008
3529
CA1367
5/31/2008
3530
CA1368
5/31/2008
3531
CA1369
5/31/2008
3532
CA1372
5/31/2008
3535
CA1373
5/31/2008
3536
CA1374
5/31/2008
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CA1375
5/31/2008
3538
CA1377
5/31/2008
3540
CA1379
5/31/2008
3542
CA1393
5/31/2008
3556
CA1394
5/31/2008
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CA1397
5/31/2008
3560
CA1398
5/31/2008
3561
CA1399
5/31/2008
3562
CA1400
5/31/2008
3563
CA1403
5/31/2008
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CA1404
5/31/2008
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CA1407
5/31/2008
3570
CA1408
5/31/2008
3571
CA1409
5/31/2008
3572
CA1411
5/31/2008
3574
CA1412
5/31/2008
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CA1413
5/31/2008
3576