Photos favorited by Gerald A. DeLuca

  • <p>American premiere engagement opened September 10th, 1956</p>
  • <p>September 4th, 1957</p>
  • <p>September 1949</p>
  • <p>The Arcadia Theatre in its waning days prior to a refresh.</p>
  • <p>Circa 1914 photo and copy credit Donnie Serfass.</p>
            
              <p>Here’s a real treat: Years ago I purchased on eBay a series of poor quality plate glass negatives of Tamaqua. Maybe done by Baily Studios but I have no way of knowing. Among the pics was this incredible image of the INTERIOR of the luxurious Victoria Theatre around the time of its grand opening, 1914. Due to poor quality, I was unable to use this picture in the newspaper. But check out the monogrammed stage curtains, plus velvet drapes on the balconies! One can only imagine what this might have looked like in person, in full color.</p>
  • <p>This rare 1944 image of the Darlton Theatre was misplaced among Massachusetts material on the THSA website. The theatre was in Rhode Island. Films on marquee: “The White Cliffs of Dover” (1944) and “Tarzan’s (Desert) Mystery” (1943).</p>
  • <p>Side view of auditorium towards stage</p>
  • <p>October 24, 1941</p>
  • <p>Advertised on May 19th, 1948</p>
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  • <p>August 1936 programs.</p>
  • <p>This is the Burns Motor Transportation garage in 1962.  It would become the Cable Car Cinema in 1976.</p>
  • <p>Strand and Opera House, Washington Square, 1965.</p>
  • <p>Strand and Opera House, Washington Square, 1965.</p>
  • <p>This was used seasonally for film presentations in the 1910s.</p>
  • <p>“Every picture a Masterpiece!” (November, 1954)</p>
  • <p>Re-opened as Cinecitta on September 21st, 1939</p>
  • <p>Photo from the Evening Bulletin, January 8, 1915.  The Hip would open the following day…to a doomed existence.</p>
  • <p>Opera House on April Fools Day, 2018.  Photo from Opera House Facebook page.</p>
  • <p>On November 5, 1969 legendary screen and stage actress Lillian Gish appeared at the Durfee Theatre in Fall River.</p>
  • <p>In 1946 my aunt, Ada Combs of Monett, MO, (in the middle) and friends visited St. Louis and “took in a show,” as she put it, and a street photographer hanging around outside the Fox took their picture after they saw “Make Mine Music.”</p>