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

posted by ThrHistoricalSociety on December 12, 2015 at 8:56 am


“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

In our time-shifted, mobile-enabled, go-anywhere entertainment landscape, there’s something radical about the design of classic theaters. Between the elaborate facades, illuminated marquees, and ornamental interiors, these structures celebrate a time, not so long ago, when entertainment was only experienced in a crowd, when plays and movies were communal. As part of the #ThisPlaceMatters campaign, Curbed and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are celebrating some of our favorite building types. Today, we’re taking a look at historic theaters from across the country, from Spokane, Washington’s Fox Theatre to the Cincinnati Music Hall in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Enjoy the article and the great pictures!


You can participate by adding and tagging pictures of your favorite theatre – Curbed is looking to you to submit photos of your favorite theatres and other historic buildings via Instagram and Twitter by tagging them with #ThisPlaceMatters. Don’t forget to tag Curbed and @savingplaces in your photos, too!

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ABOUT THEATRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA: Founded by Ben Hall in 1969, the Theatre Historical Society of America (THS) celebrates, documents and promotes the architectural, cultural and social relevance of America’s historic theatres. Through its preservation of the collections in the American Theatre Architecture Archive, its signature publication Marquee™ and Conclave Theatre Tour, THS increases awareness, appreciation and scholarly study of America’s theatres.

Learn more about historic theatres on our website at historictheatres.org




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