The latest movie theater news and updates

  • 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 18, 2015

    Historic Hudson Theatre to be Restored and Reopen as Broadway Playhouse

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    Broadway’s historic Hudson Theatre, which opened in 1903 on West 44th Street, will be reopened and restored as a Broadway playhouse thanks to the Ambassador Theatre Group.

    The curtain will rise again for the 112-year old establishment sometime during the 2016-2017 Broadway season.

  • 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

  • December 9, 2015

    Developer May Get Exclusive Right to Put a Dinner Theater in Historic Utah Theater

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    Salt Lake City leaders are weighing an exclusive deal with a private developer on plans to refurbish the old Utah Theater on Main Street — just as Mayor Ralph Becker prepares to leave office.

    The city’s Redevelopment Agency Board, which doubles as the City Council, is set to vote Tuesday on whether to start exclusive talks on the abandoned theater with LaSalle Restaurant Group, a Utah-based firm that owns Golden Braid Books, the Oasis Cafe and other notable restaurants.

  • December 7, 2015

    The Nate Brandt Collection in the THS Archives

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    The Nate Brandt Collection in the THS Archives – by Sean O’Malley

    On December 30, 1903, the Iroquois Theater in Chicago caught fire. Much of the theater was very unsafe and not built with emergency situations such as fires in mind. Among the most glaring of its flaws was the fact that it lacked things like fire exits. As a result, over six hundred people died in the Iroquois Theater fire. This disaster was the single deadliest theater fire in United States history, and the event that spurred the creation of many of the fire and building codes that are in place today. In the aftermath of the fire, there were numerous investigations and trials as the authorities tried to piece together what happened, how it could have prevented, and who (if anyone) was to blame for the fire.

  • December 4, 2015
  • December 2, 2015

    Broadway’s Palace Theatre Will Be Lifted by Four Floors

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    Times Square’s Palace Theatre was once as high as you could get in the world of Vaudeville. Soon, it will get a little higher. Robert Viagas and PLAYBILL reports that Broadway’s Palace Theatre will be lifted by four floors to make room for retail space.