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Landmark 20th Century Fox building in London facing new threat | Film | The Guardian

  Twentieth Century Fox’s former HQ faces the threat of imminent demolition after developers submitted a new set of plans, it has been revealed.Situated in London’s Soho Square, in the … Continue reading


Pass the popcorn: a brief introduction to cinemas | Heritage Calling

Film was first shown in Britain in 1896 in temporary fairground booths and converted shops – so-called ‘penny gaffs’ or theatre ‘turns’. What followed was an endless love affair between … Continue reading

01/12/2018 · 6 Comments


The Empire Theatre in Burnley, UK. The Empire Theatre in Burnley opened in 1894 with seats for 1,935 and hosted acts from around the world. Photos (1 to 6): Mark … Continue reading

02/18/2017 · 4 Comments

The Space is the Place; the Museum’s Collection on Theaters | MCNY Blog: New York Stories

With Archtober – New York City’s annual Architecture and Design Month – almost upon us, it has got my theater archivist’s mind turning to the city’s history of theater buildings. … Source: The Space is … Continue reading

10/27/2016 · Leave a comment

Norwich’s 1000-Seat Georgian Theatre | Pen and Pension

Before 1750, Norwich was England’s largest and wealthiest city after London. It’s not surprising, therefore, that it already had a long tradition of local theatre performances by that date—too long… … Continue reading

07/18/2016 · Leave a comment

Snapshot: Hollywood Theatre

Post 3 in the Snapshot Series  – Occasionally in my travels I come across a theater that I can’t find a lot of information on, or that I only have a … Continue reading

06/03/2016 · Leave a comment

The Paramount Theater in Black and White | Laura Macky Photography

Today I took my camera club to the Paramount Theater in Oakland, California.  The Paramount Theatre is a 3,040 seat Art Deco movie theater built in 1931, and it was … Continue reading

01/24/2016 · 6 Comments

Colonial Theatre

The Colonial Theatre in Augusta, Maine opened in 1913 and was designed by architect Harry S. Coombs, who was known for designing many local libraries.  In 1926 the theater was … Continue reading

11/16/2015 · Leave a comment

Fox Theatre Inglewood, CA

Originally posted on After the Final Curtain:
The Fox was the first theater in Inglewood to have air conditioning. The Fox Theatre in Inglewood, CA opened on March 31, 1949.…

09/04/2015 · Leave a comment

A Space for the Light

Originally posted on Talking Pictures:
Eugène Green, NYC, 09/29/14 Alexandre Schmid (Fabrizio Rongione, recently seen as Marion Cotillard’s supportive husband in “Two Days, One Night”), a brilliant Swiss architect, deeply concerned…

03/20/2015 · Leave a comment

Adams Theatre

Originally posted on After the Final Curtain:
View of the auditorium from the main level. The Adams Theatre in Newark, New Jersey originally opened on January 12, 1912 as the…

11/25/2014 · 2 Comments

Theater RePhotographs

Originally posted on After the Final Curtain:
? Over the years, I’ve come across a number of vintage photographs while researching blog posts for After the Final Curtain.  One resource…

06/09/2014 · Leave a comment

Loew’s Valencia Theatre

Originally posted on After the Final Curtain:
This theater is not abandoned, but I had the chance to shoot it late last year, and I wanted to share the images…

05/27/2014 · 1 Comment