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Slate Magazine: David Leventi Documents the Granduer of the World’s Great Opera Houses

Slate’s David Rosenberg brings photographer David Leventi’s work documenting the world’s great opera houses to readers. ‘Photographer David Leventi started out thinking he would be a reportage photographer. He admired Henri Cartier-Bresson and street photography, began his career interning in … Continued

USA Today’s “Silver Screen Nostalgia”

What’s on the Screen: Everyone Loves Historic Theatres! Here’s a great article from USA Today, “Silver Screen Nostalgia,” featuring some very special places to enjoy movies and so much more. (by Leif Pettersen, Special for USA TODAY) “While there’s certainly … Continued

Richmond’s Byrd Theatre Received a $5,000 Grant From the American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS)

The grant will be used to fund partial repair the xylophone in the upper left alcove. The news came in today from Wendy Wurlitzer, THS board member and member of the restoration committee for the Byrd’s Mighty Wurlitzer. Ms. Wurlitzer … Continued

Some Enchanted Evenings: American Picture Palaces

We were in Charlottesville, VA for Conclave Theatre Tour 2015 and discovered Mary Halnon’s (UVA American Studies) great site: “Some Enchanted Evenings: American Picture Palaces” You will find easy to read summaries of the fascinating history of America’s movie palaces … Continued

Stefanie Klavens Photographs Historic Theatres and Vanishing Drive-ins

Photographer Stefanie Klavens traveled widely documenting the architectural styles of America’s historic theatres and drive-ins. Klaven’s states in the introduction to her images, “These early theaters represent a unique architectural resource that is rapidly vanishing from the nation’s landscape. In … Continued

Announcing the 2015 Thomas DuBuque Research Fellowship Winner: Richard Grell.

THS is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2015 Thomas DuBuque Research Fellowship: Richard Grell. Richard Grell’s journey in exploring the work of his granduncle, artist and theatre muralist, Louis Frederick Grell has been and exciting one to follow. … Continued

Dave Hoekstra’s Nocturnal Journal: Preserving Movie Palaces

Listen to Dave Hoekstra’s Independence Day edition of the Nocturnal Journal with a look at the efforts of the Elmhurst-based Theatre Historical Society of America. Executive Director Richard Fosbrink and members Craig Morrison and Dave Syfczak talk about the organization’s … Continued