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Behold, Brooklyn's Magnificently Restored Kings Theatre

Two years ago to the day that New York City embarked on a $94 million restoration of the Loew's Kings Theatre in Flatbush, the institutio…

Started by Dave Miller

2 Jun 15, 2016
Reply by Kenneth Walker

11 Things We No Longer See in Movie Theaters

Before faceless multiplexes became the norm, one could always spot a movie theater in the distance, even if it was your first visit to tha…

Started by Dave Miller

0 Jan 2, 2016

A VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE OLD M-G-M BACK LOTS

I know this isn't a movie palace, but it is such a good article about the famous MGM Studio I had to put it somewhere.  Dave The 197…

Started by Dave Miller

1 Dec 11, 2015
Reply by Philip C Binstead

The Egyptian Theatre

(The Egyptian Theatre, 2009) The Egyptian Theatre has roots back to the age of the pharaohs. This historic structure owes this connection…

Started by Dave Miller

0 Sep 28, 2015

Vintage Concession Stands

Every theater has its concession stand, that island of snacks and drinks that are a must to enhance the moviegoing experience. Here are som…

Started by Dave Miller

1 Aug 8, 2015
Reply by Kenneth Walker

The U.S. Court Case That Made Movie Theater Concessions So Expensive

In 1948, the Supreme Court ended the stranglehold Hollywood studios and distributors had on the U.S. movie market. Declaring the big eigh…

Started by Dave Miller

0 Jun 27, 2015

Owners of Chicago's shuttered historic movie palaces hope for revival

At one time, the Central Park Theatre and the New Regal Theater weren't just movie palaces — they were the entertainment and cultural cen…

Started by Dave Miller

0 May 28, 2015

Second Run (America's Classic Movie Theaters) parts 1 & 2 (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S84EsNch9VM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wflNrPIGuGk

Started by Dave Miller

0 May 26, 2015

What It Takes to Restore a 1929 Brooklyn 'Wonder Theater'

One of the first things an architect must decide when restoring a historic building is to when, exactly, he is restoring. "We like to pick…

Started by Dave Miller

1 Feb 4, 2015
Reply by Philip C Binstead

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MOTION PICTURE THEATRE

This is an article from WHO'S WHO ON THE SCREEN [c1920]

Started by Dave Miller

0 Aug 17, 2014

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Affairs of the Heart: The Wedding Night (1935)

To view The Wedding Night click here. The Wedding Night was doomed from the start. It was producer Samuel Goldwyn’s final attempt at making the Ukrainian actress Anna Sten into a Garbo-level star, and his persistence had become something of a Hollywood joke. The Wedding Night became known around town as “Goldwyn’s Last Sten,” but […]

Murnau and the Phantoms of Germany

To view Phantom click here. It’s that time of year when Nosferatu (1922), F.W. Murnau’s interpretation of Dracula, appears on lists of recommended horror films. The oldest, existing film version of Bram Stoker’s novel, Nosferatu is likely Murnau’s most watched title. It’s eerie Expressionist style was a major influence on the American horror genre, but […]

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