Structures designed for viewing dramas, operas and other spectacles either on stage or on screen or both. Theatres were open-air in ancient Greece and Rome, but usually covered in Europe from the 16th century. An intermediate form was partially covered.
Redwood building designed by architect Julia Morgan in 1908 as the St. John's Presbyterian Church. Brief description, photographs, plan.
The official site includes a brief history of the theater built in 1744 and re-modelled in the 19th century.
Dedicated to saving classic movie theaters in the US. News, database, photographs, virtual tours and message boards. Also aims, founders, sponsors and volunteer staff of the web-site.
The official site offers photographs and a history (with source) of this extraordinary Art Deco theater. The 1930s movie palace was designed by San Francisco architect Timothy Pflueger.
The American phenomenon which began in the 1930s: open-air cinemas, viewed from automobiles. An illustrated history and list of theaters both operating and closed.
Robert Alder provides an illustrated history of this 1925 theatre in Hilo, Hawaii. Includes historic photographs.
Paul Salley lists theaters, opera houses and drive-in theaters in Kansas, with some history. Banners.
A non-profit organization to preserve and promote the Warner Grand Theater, an Art Deco movie palace in San Pedro, California. Includes a history of the theater, which opened in 1931.
A survey of movie theatres in Maryland built between 1900 and 1950. Photographs, building dates and descriptions.
Promotes the study of old cinemas in the UK. Archives, publications, events, links.