Wanted: Photos/digital images of theatre fronts dressed up for a film

posted by ilovefilms on June 28, 2007 at 7:41 am

I am a huge fan of the vintage movie going experience. I am looking for photos or digital images of theatre fronts which have been decorated for a particular movie. I am also looking for vintage images showing lobby cards displayed. I am always trying to explain to other collectors how they were used in the past but a picture is worth a thousand words.

Any help is appreciated.


Comments (5)

1234 on June 28, 2007 at 12:16 pm

Google up the Lane Brothers Photographic Collection Georgia State University. In a subseries of Movie Premiers there are many photos of Atlanta theaters that I think are advertising their films in the way that you are looking for,

moviejs on June 28, 2007 at 1:46 pm

Try photobucket.com, and search CARLTON and THEATRE. You’ll find such a picture. While at photobucket you also might search 42ND STREET, NEW YORK CITY, THEATRES, TIMES SQUARE, & MARQUEES. Lots of theatres in NYC would decorate their fronts as you’re looking for back in the old days.

ArchStanton007 on June 29, 2007 at 8:15 am

Try Google imsges and others for good close ups of DeNiro and Cybil Sheperd from “Taxi Driver” at a 42nd Street theater boxoffice with posters and stills close by.

Good luck with this project.

mrjlthomas on July 11, 2007 at 3:01 am

The book “The Incredible History of The Academy Theater” has a photo of Myrna Loy and William Powell as well as the program from the grand opening of the Academy Theater from November 1939. You can order a copy at www.academybook.org or call Mr. Thomas at 310-357-5462

TLSLOEWS on May 25, 2010 at 6:29 pm

Check out LOEWS GRAND world premier of “Gone with the Wind” in Atlanta,GA.I know there have been no posts since 7/11/07 but what the hell.

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