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Ben M. Hall
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The Best Remaining Seats: The Golden Age of the Movie Palace

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Hardcover, 262 pages
Published April 1st 1988 by Da Capo Press (first published 1975)
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Todd
After having been confined to the realm of dry technical manuals and professional studies for decades, movie theatres were finally celebrated for their historical and cultural significance with the original release of Mr. Hall's book in 1961. The impact of said work would be great, helping to launch a theatre enthusiast and preservationist movement; ultimately resulting in the Theatre Historical Society of America (which Mr. Hall was a cofounder of, shortly before his death in 1970). The book's ...more
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a beautifully illustrated and comprehensive study of the phenomenon of lavish movie theaters in the early 20th century.
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