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The Big Silver Screen: Theaters, Cinemas, Movie Houses, Flea Pits, and Drive-Ins
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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