Theaters

  • February 29, 2016

    Covellite Theatre Owners Hope to Revive Historic Building

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    The Covellite Theatre in Uptown Butte, Montana has been vacant since 2007. But thanks to some local entrepreneurs, Butte residents will again be able to watch performances in the historic structure.

    Brett Berry, Ed Lewalk and Matt Frey, who all live in Butte, purchased the Covellite in October and hope to have the theater up and running by summer.

  • February 19, 2016

    Inside Historic Havana Movie Theaters

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    Cuba is enjoying a rush of tourism since President Obama announced that travel and economic restrictions against the island would come crumbling down like the Berlin Wall.

    Well, most of those restrictions are still in place more than a year later, but that hasn’t stopped the surge of curious gringos. If you happen to find yourself on a charter flight to the tiny Jose Marti International Airport, might I suggest you find some time away from Havana Vieja and mojitos to take in a movie in one of the country’s historic cinemas.

  • February 16, 2016

    Generous benefactor to buy Historic State Theatre of Boyertown, PA for Community

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    “My Grandparents, Edith (Mimi) and Frank Diehl, moved to the Boyertown area in 1941. In 1975, my Mom, (Dolly) moved back to the same farm house, and now two of my sisters, Bonnie Wren and Debby Meehan have also moved back to the area. We all share many fond memories of those earlier times, including visits to the State Theatre, to Bauses Drug Store, the Mansion House Restaurant and even Landis Store when it was a general store. We all want to see Boyertown’s history preserved, while helping Boyertown grow and thrive. This purchase and improvement to the State Theatre is our way to be part of the community effort to make it happen,” said Steve Maguire, Chester County businessman.

  • January 6, 2016

    The Theatre on Your Street: The Plaza Theatre in Miamsburg, OH to Reopened on 25 December 2015

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    The Plaza Theatre in downtown Miamisburg is expected to reopen on 25 December, the 96th anniversary of its first showing. The theater originally started showing feature films in 1919 and recently underwent a $350,000 renovation project.

  • January 4, 2016

    Theatre Gems: Act Two: A Look at Birmingham, Alabama’s Historic Theaters

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    From the National Trust for Historic Preservation – “Home to what was the world’s largest Mickey Mouse Club and acts featuring the Marx Brothers and May West, a few Birmingham, Alabama theaters take center stage in preserving and archiving the city’s complicated history from the early 20th century through the Civil Rights movement.

  • December 29, 2015

    CAPC Collection is Available Online!

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    Thanks to a grant from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation the Chicago Architectural Photographing Company Collection (CAPC) is available in our online catalog.

  • December 22, 2015

    Here’s a Fun Fact From Atlanta’s Fox Theatre!

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    Did you know someone lives in Atlanta’s Fox Theatre? A THS Friend was kind enough to share this great story. Joe Patten was born on February 9th, 1927, and he lives in Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, which was opened on December 25th, 1929.

  • December 17, 2015

    The Steve Adams Collection in the THS Archives – Neenah, Wisconsin Opera House

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    From the THS Archives: The Steve Adams Collection – Neenah, Wisconsin Opera House and Theatre by Chirstine Sneath

    In 1901 a Theatre was starting to become a reality for the town Neenah Wisconsin. Theda Clark Peters had donated $5,000 and millionaire philanthropist Andrew Carnegie donated $10,000. Theda Clark Peters’ shared Mr. Carnegie’s generous donation in her personal correspondence to her mother in August 1901.

  • December 14, 2015

    Frank Sinatra Draws Thousands at Paramount Theatre in 1944

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    In honor of Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday on 12 December.(Originally published by the Daily News on October 13, 1944. This story was written by Elaine Cunniffe and Gilbert Millstein.)

    Thousands upon thousands of shrill, flushed pilgrims surged into Times Square yesterday, their mecca the Paramount Theatre, their prophet a languid baritone with big ears and a habit of writhing back of a microphone clutched in is hands.

  • December 12, 2015

    ‪#ThisPlaceMatters: Touring Historic Theaters Across the U.S.

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    “In October 2015, Curbed and National Trust for Historic Preservation teamed up on ‪#‎ThisPlaceMatters‬, a social campaign highlighting the most beloved places across America. Our motto at Curbed is "love where you live,” which ties in succinctly with the National Trust’s mission to highlight everyday buildings and places alongside those officially earmarked for historic preservation.“ Curbed by Patrick Sisson