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...)

 

CA2366
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4409
CA2496
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4539
CA2500
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4543
CA2523
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4566
CA2529
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4572
CA2536
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4579
CA2549
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4592
CA2651
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4694
CA2652
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4695
CA2689
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4732
CAL024
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5082
Co032
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4845
Co033
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4846
Co034
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4847
Co118
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4931
Co139
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4952
Co177
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4990
GA028
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5386
GA030
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5388
GA032
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5390
GA033
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5391
GA122
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5480
IA211
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7099
IA218
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7106
IA231
5/31/2008
7119
IL016
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5634
IL017
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5635
IL018
5/31/2008
5636
IL080
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5698
IL081
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5699
IL082
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5700
IL083
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5701
IL101
5/31/2008
5719
IL102
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5720
IL103
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5721
IL105
5/31/2008
5723
IL107
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5725
IL109
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5727
IL110
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5728
IL479
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6097
IL504
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6122
IL565
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6183
IL570
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6188
IL571
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IL667
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6285
IL668
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6286
IL671
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6289
IL755
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6373
IL764
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6382
IL765
5/31/2008
6383