THS Press Books
Theatre Historical Society of America is one of the nation’s foremost publisher of books related to the field of theatre architecture.
In 2009, we reprinted a deluxe edition of the landmark book American Theatres of Today, by R.W. Sexton and B.F. Betts, originally published as two separate volumes in 1927 and 1930. It is one of the very few books on theatres produced during the era when movie palaces were being built all across the country, and contains essays on many design and operational aspects of theatres of the period, illustrated with hundreds of beautiful photographs, drawings and plans. There is also an introduction by famed showman Samuel L. “Roxy” Rothafel.
We are currently planning several new books to be published very soon. Check back for more updates on these exciting projects!