The Fall of the American Movie Palace Lecture

posted by Michael Zoldessy on June 29, 2012 at 4:57 am

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BROOKLYN, NY — Matt Lambros, leading architectural photographer, will be giving a lecture August 18th at the Observatory as part of the Atlas Obscura Series titled, “The Fall of the American Movie Palace”. Here’s what he had to say about it:

“There’s nothing remarkable about a movie theater today, but there used to be. When the great American Movie Palaces opened, they were some of the most lavish, stunning buildings anyone had ever seen. With the birth of the multiplex, theater companies found it harder and harder to keep these buildings open. Some were demolished, some were converted, and some remain to this day. "The Fall of the American Movie Palace” will take you through the history of these magnificent buildings, from their opening in the early 1900s to years after the final curtain."

Go to the Obscura Society page for tickets and further details.

(Thanks to Matt Lambros for letting us use his photo of the Variety Theatre in Cleveland.)

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Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on June 29, 2012 at 7:06 am

The headline reads like an unintended joke and needs to be re-written as “The Fall of the American Movie Palace” Lecture.

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on July 1, 2012 at 9:37 am

“Tinseltoes” You are so right. I’m not perfect but I do wish contributors would at least take the trouble to PROOF READ" their comments and make sure spelling, punctuation and grammar are correct. Enough said!

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