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The Renovated Historic Lamp Theater in Irwin, PA Reopens!

Historic Lamp Theatre Reopens Today The doors of the Lamp theatre reopened today! The renovated Lamp Theater in Irwin, PA reopens following months of renovations by local volunteers, as well […]

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Upgrading Chaut Amp Rehabilitation Approach

The Chautauqua Amphitheatre, One of the Nation’s Most Significant Historic Theatres and a National Historic Landmark, is Threatened With Demolition

The Chautauqua Institution’s plan to rehabilitate ‘The Amp’ calls for the demolition of every defining element of the Amphitheatre’s character and architectural significance. Theatre Historical Society of America joins with […]

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Historic Theatre Preservation: How New Mexico is Saving its Historic Theatres

This article written by Elmo Baca, a New Mexico MainStreet Program Associate, Economic Development Department, looks at how historic theatres are achieving success with investment from Main Street programs. A […]

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Europe’s Largest Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ Brought Back to Life, in Pictures!

Programs & Performances: From The Telegraph – Enjoy their amazing images and the story of this great Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ. “The Grand Hall at vintage venue Troxy in London’s […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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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