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4.16  ·  Rating details ·  19 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Paperback, 262 pages
Published March 21st 1988 by Da Capo Press (first published January 1st 1961)
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Bad Tim
Apr 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing
a beautifully illustrated and comprehensive study of the phenomenon of lavish movie theaters in the early 20th century.
May 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
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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Early movie palaces were like huge, ornate theatres. I have always had a deep, abiding love for them, so it was great returning to this book after all these years.
May 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A nostalgic look at an all to brief era of entertainment.
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