Small town cinemas book

posted by Michael Zoldessy on March 21, 2007 at 4:50 am

PRYOR, OK — With a look into the Allred Theatre as well as other small town theaters, a new book will attempt to highlight this rapidly depleting art form.

As in many small towns, the Allred, located on Main Street, is the heart of Pryor. Photographers Tony and Eve Worobiec, of England are hoping to capture the beauty of small town cinemas in their new book “Icons of the Highway: Celebration of Small Town America.”

“Then we suddenly realized that these lovely old fashioned cinemas were doing the exactly the same. They’re moving to these mega complexes. This is really a culture we associate with America, we’re thinking about the 50’s and 60’s. It’s when America was set aside from the rest of the world. When America was really at its peak as far as culture is concerned. So we thought let’s see if we can discover it. Let’s see if we can find it. We decided what we needed to do was cinemas.”

For more, go to the Pryor Daily Times.

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