- All those updates you're finding are apprecated!!
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- The wife of a University Prez added: How many grand
movie palaces are open in the US and still showing
movies? I know we have a "definition"
problem....perhaps, how many "theatres" on the
historic register are still showing flicks???
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>is probably the best bet for an answer to this question, but their
> The wife of a University Prez added: How many grand
> movie palaces are open in the US and still showing
> movies? I know we have a "definition"
> problem....perhaps, how many "theatres" on the
> historic register are still showing flicks???
> The problem would be one of definition. The Theatre Historical Soc.
definition of a movie palace may not be yours. They generally define
such as being (1) built for showing movies, (2) of an ornate, 'themed'
decor, (3) in excess of 1,000 seats, and having (4) a workable stage
(not a platform). This is in harmony with the text of the TV program
of Sept. 2003 on PBS: "The History Detectives" who were asked by the
RINGLING THEATRE of Baraboo, Wis. if that house was the very first
movie palace; the Society's Ex. Dir., Rich Sklenar, replied with the
above criteria and said that it was therefore not (is has only 800
seats), and opined that the CAPITOL th. once in NYC had that honor.
That show text can be viewed in PDF format at:
The story about the RINGLING and its 'designation' is at:
You can inquire of the Society at: www.HistoricTheatres.org
I too would like to know the figures, so please post what you find
out, and the criteria used to arrive at the figures. Jim R.
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