Free Ground Shipping Over $75
The Paper Store
Free Ground Shipping
Over $75
Your shopping bag is empty.
Shop Fall Fashion Shop Fall Fashion
Processing...
× Shipping Options

Arthur Singer

Boston's Downtown Movie Palaces, Massachusetts (Images of America Series)

Item #: 9780738576312

$21.99 $21.99
You Save 0%



This item is currently out of stock.
Sorry, this item is currently out of stock.
|
or
|
Add to Wish List

Product Details

Since the late 1800s, Boston has been a trendsetter in the development of the movie business. It was here that many of the earliest public showings of moving images took place and the name nickelodeon first appeared on a storefront theater. In 1896, B.F. Keith added film to his Washington Street theater, then throughout his national chain of vaudeville houses. In 1914, Boston's Modern became the country's first theater with an installed sound projection system. Several years later, the city had its first movie palace: Marcus Loew's Orpheum. A magnet for theater architects, Boston became a center for elegant movie houses, including the Metropolitan, Keith Memorial, and Paramount. Thanks to civic leaders and academic institutions, many of Boston's theaters have been preserved and restored and are alive and well today.

Reviews