USA Today’s “Silver Screen Nostalgia”

posted by ThrHistoricalSociety on July 14, 2015 at 1:46 pm


What’s on the Screen: Everyone Loves Historic Theatres! Here’s a great article from USA Today, “Silver Screen Nostalgia,” featuring some very special places to enjoy movies and so much more. (by Leif Pettersen, Special for USA TODAY)

“While there’s certainly something to be said for seeing blockbuster movies on screens the size of an airport runway with an audio system that makes the contents of your stomach dance, America’s classic theaters win for history, charm and pure aesthetic beauty. The following are a sampling of the best old-timey movie theaters that have not only survived the decades, but have also preserved or restored their original design.”

Enjoy some anecdotes about historic theatres from the Byrd in Richmond to the Prytania, the oldest operating movie theatre in New Orleans. Do you know the theatre with the world’s record for showing a current and continuing film? Read on to find the answer…

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



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