Movie Palace History summarized online

posted by HowardBHaas on August 18, 2009 at 8:08 am

Here’s a wonderful new online article with fantastic photos illustrating what a movie palace is about and the wonderful survival of some of them:

With so much confusion, careless mismanagement and blind ignorance in play, is it any wonder that so few of the grand picture palaces of yore have survived?

Not all is lost, though so much has been relegated to the dust bins of history. After the cavalier purge and demolition in the mid to late 60s, the early 1970s saw a sudden revival of interest in these crumbling paradises, most immediately from civic-minded cultural preservationist groups who aggressively campaigned to raise money and save their picture palaces that had fallen on hard times.

Read more at Hollywood Art.

Comments (2)

markp on August 18, 2009 at 9:57 pm

Beautiful story and photos.

MPol on August 19, 2009 at 5:39 pm

I second that!

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