Hidden gem: American Movie Palace Museum

posted by Michael Zoldessy on June 24, 2009 at 9:45 am

ELMHURST, IL — My Suburban Blogs looks at the Theatre Historical Society of America’s American Movie Palace Museum.

The 40-year-old society that collects information on theater architecture oversees the American Movie Palace Museum and the American Theatre Architecture Archives on the second floor of the York Theatre in downtown Elmhurst.

Konrad Schiecke, a society member since 1991, has used the archives to write two books: “Historic Movie Theatres in Illinois, 1883-1960” and “Historic Movie Theatres of Wisconsin: Nineteenth Century Opera Houses through 1950s Playhouses, Town by Town.”

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Andy Pierce
Andy Pierce on June 25, 2009 at 10:56 am

Hidden gem? No, this is the Fountainhead.

TLSLOEWS on May 28, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Would like to see it.

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