“American Theatres of Today” special reprint edition update
The numbered, limited edition reprint of the historic book “American Theatres of Today” is now available through the Theatre Historical Society but is selling quickly!
Only 400 copies were printed and more than half are already sold, but you can get one while they last AND receive a special Cinema Treasures discount of $20 off the regular price
“a savings of 15 to 25%!” The discounted price of the Standard Edition is $75, plus shipping and handling, and the Deluxe Slipcase edition is $125, plus shipping and handling.
To order you copy, go to www.historictheatres.org To receive your special discount, you must order online and enter the promotional code CT2009.
Originally issued as two volumes in 1927 and 1930, it is one of the very few books on theatres produced during the era when movie palaces were being built all across the country, and contains chapters on many design and operational aspects of theatres of the period. It is 368 pages and features 113 theatres, 275 photographs, 278 plans and illustrations, and contains an introduction by famed showman S. L. “Roxy" Rothafel.
The special THS edition is a single hard-bound volume published in the original large format and using heavy acid-free paper. Like the original, the cover features gold-stamped text and blue cloth binding. The special Deluxe Edition includes a sturdy blue slipcase to protect and enhance the volume. In addition to the alphabetical index, there are cross reference indexes by theatre name, location and architect, as well as a list of corrections and clarifications to the original edition to make it more user-friendly, accurate and informative.
All sales proceeds support the ongoing efforts of the non-profit Theatre Historical Society of America to document and preserve America’s rich theatre history.
To order your copy of “American Theatres of Today,” or for more information on THS, visit the website, www.historictheatres.org, or contact THS at , or call (630) 782-1800.