The Golden Age of Hollywood


Picture Palaces

This group is dedicated to the great, and not so great, picture palaces that showed all the movies and their stars that we all love. It is a place to share stories of past experiences of going to the movies.

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Behold, Brooklyn's Magnificently Restored Kings Theatre

Started by Dave Miller. Last reply by Edward Gielty Aug 8, 2018. 3 Replies

Two years ago to the day that New York City embarked on a $94 million restoration of the…Continue

11 Things We No Longer See in Movie Theaters

Started by Dave Miller Jan 2, 2016. 0 Replies

Before faceless multiplexes became the norm, one could always spot a movie theater in the…Continue


Started by Dave Miller. Last reply by Philip C Binstead Dec 11, 2015. 1 Reply

I know this isn't a movie palace, but it is such a good article about the famous MGM Studio…Continue

The Egyptian Theatre

Started by Dave Miller Sep 28, 2015. 0 Replies

(The Egyptian Theatre, 2009)The Egyptian Theatre has roots back to the age of the pharaohs.…Continue

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Comment by Dave Miller on April 8, 2016 at 10:01pm

IT’S TERRIFIC! Neon sign for the premiere of Citizen Kane at the Palace Theater, New York, May 1941.

Comment by Dave Miller on March 29, 2016 at 8:12pm

Vintage photos of classic movie theaters in N.J.

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Comment by Kenneth Walker on February 5, 2016 at 12:37pm

In the late '40's we had a Strand theater here [ lLouisville Ky] that specialized in first run Universal features. They did show a few Hoppy westerns and one serial, cColumbias  Adventures of Superman. It later shared the same fate as some of our other grand movie houses.......torn down and transformed into a parking lot !!

Comment by Dave Miller on February 4, 2016 at 9:17pm

Stamford CT

Comment by Philip C Binstead on January 27, 2016 at 10:16am

The State Theatre puts me in mind of the beautiful Fox Theatres it's certainly looks a knock-out and some:)

Comment by Dave Miller on January 27, 2016 at 10:12am

I'm not sure if this is a motion picture theater, but I had to share this beautiful picture of it.

The State Theater, Sydney, Australia, opened in 1929

Comment by Dave Miller on January 14, 2016 at 1:22pm

The BraytonTheater, Long Beach, California

Comment by Dave Miller on December 30, 2015 at 1:06pm

The Picwood Theatre at 10872 W Pico Boulevard LA in 1949 & Last Pic an Aerial View From 1965

Comment by Dave Miller on December 17, 2015 at 12:28am

The Hollywood Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. - 1938

Comment by Kenneth Walker on December 14, 2015 at 7:22pm

Another thing that has disappeared with the modern day multiplexes is the atmosphere of the small neighborhood movie palaces. When entering ,the aroma of freshly  popped buttery popcorn greated you. The movies were already running but never fear. They were continuous showings so you never missed a thing. Then there were on screen ads and jingles enticing you to  "go to the lobby to get yourself a treat". In most cases,at least when I was a kid,this all came at the cost of one thin dime on Saturdays,later a quarter. Those days are gone but certainly not forgotten !


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