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The book includes a 200-page listing of all the movie theaters in the area past and present, with data such as location, dates of operation, architect, and seating capacity, as well as...
The book includes a 200-page listing of all the movie theaters in the area past and present, with data such as location, dates of operation, architect, and seating capacity, as well as a summary of each theater's history and current status. Maps, drawings and photographs (most of which have never before been published) round out this comprehensive study.
|Ch. 1||The Columbia Phonograph Company (1894-1905)||3|
|Ch. 2||The Nickelodeon Era (1906-1912)||17|
|Ch. 3||The First Palaces (1913-1916)||53|
|Ch. 4||The Move to F Street (1917-1923)||74|
|Ch. 5||The Movie Palace Years (1924-1927)||103|
|Ch. 6||After the Fox (1928-1934)||125|
|Ch. 7||Theaters Near You (1935-1944)||138|
|Ch. 8||The Move to the Suburbs (1945-1952)||168|
|Ch. 9||The Dark Years (1953-1961)||180|
|Ch. 10||Renaissance (1962-1965)||193|
|Ch. 11||Shoeboxes and Twins (1966-1981)||200|
|Ch. 12||Multiplexes (1982-Present)||216|
|App. 1||Washington Area Theaters by Name||223|
|App. 2||Washington Area Theaters by Street Address||344|
|App. 3||Architects of Washington Area Theaters||355|
|App. 4||Theater Architecture||359|
|App. 5||Theater Personnel||363|
Posted July 24, 2000
'Motion Picture Exhibition in Washington D.C.' is an excellent follow up to Robert K.Headley's 1974 publication 'Exit', a look at Baltimore's movie theatres. ( That book is now impossible to find. ) In Headley's new book, the reader learns not only about the movie theatres of Washington D.C. and the history of each one, but of motion picture theatre history in general. Headley's love for movie theatres shows in the details he places in his writing, and for anyone who loves old theatres, whether you're from Washington D.C. or not, this is required reading. Now if we could only get Headley to write a theatre book on New York City or Chicago ! The book also contains plenty of black and white photos of the theatres as well.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.