Focus on: The Special New England Collection

Housed in the American Theatre Architecture Archive is a special collection of records called: New England Special Collection (aka MGM Collection).

Comprised of around 610 black & white snapshots of theatres in New England, these “theatre photograph and report” cards are reports created by MGM about theatres in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont in the 1940s.  The collected information includes theatre name, address, city population, if they are an MGM customer, seating capacity, and competing theatres.

Click below to view a sample card from the collection:

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