Category - Theatre News

lensculture – The Fourth Wall: Stages

Have you always wondered what it is like to look out from the stage at an historic theatre? You will truly appreciate these unique and beautiful photographs of historic theatres. […]

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Success Stories Behind Pittsburgh’s Art House Theatres

Do you have an art house movie theatre in your neighborhood? No matter where you are in your operations plan, you will find some helpful perspectives in this article. Here […]

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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 […]

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Pittsburgh’s Cultural Trust at Thirty Years

Here’s a great perspective on Pittsburgh’s Cultural Trust – a successful cultural and heritage tourism project. “Although he scoffs at the suggestion that he’s an arts czar, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Gary Martinez of Martinez + Johnson Architecture on Historic Theatre Restoration

From the Preservation Nation Blog: In the upcoming Summer 2015 issue of Preservation, we take a peek behind the curtain at the newly renovated Kings Theatre in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Seized […]

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So Far We Visited 12 Theatres in 2 Days, Including Richmond’s Carpenter Theatre

The Loews Carpenter Theater at 6th and Grace streets in Richmond is a handsome example of movie palace architecture of the 1920s. Designed by the renowned theater architect John Eberson, […]

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1st Nickelodeon Opened on This Day in 1905

On this day in 1905 the first ‘Nickelodeon’ opened! It was located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and developed by the showman Harry Davis. The storefront theater had 96 seats and charged […]

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