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Philadelphia Theaters: A Pictorial Architectural History

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In over 130 photographs and drawings, this superb book celebrates the architecture of Philadelphia's theaters from the candlelight era to the movie palaces of the 20th century. Moving from one landmark to another, it explores the vigorous, often controversial role theaters played in the growth and life of this historic city.
Paperback, 138 pages
Published September 14th 1994 by Dover Publications
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May 26, 2012 Robert rated it it was amazing
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A fascinating collection of photos and stories about some of the grander public building to grace Philadelphia over the last 250 years - Far to many of which have been torn down or destroyed already.
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Dec 05, 2016 Derek Davis rated it it was amazing
I remember nearly all these theaters from my youth (what a thought!) when they were no longer doing live shows but the latest movies (at through "When Worlds Collide" twice). The Mastbaun may well have been the most opulent theater space in the Western world, seating something like 5,000 in a marble palace covering a city block. All gone now, the last down just a few years back.
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