Motion Picture Exhibition in Washington, D.C.: An Illustrated History of Parlors, Palaces and Multiplexes in the Metropolitan Area, 1894-1997

Motion Picture Exhibition in Washington, D.C.: An Illustrated History of Parlors, Palaces and Multiplexes in the Metropolitan Area, 1894-1997

by Robert K. Headley

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786428427
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 07/17/2006
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Retired linguist Robert K. Headley lectures on theatre history, and consults on documentaries and theatre restoration. He lives in University Park, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments vii

Preface 1



1. The Columbia Phonograph Company (1894–1905) 3

2. The Nickelodeon Era (1906–1912) 17

3. The First Palaces (1913–1916) 53

4. The Move to F Street (1917–1923) 74

5. The Movie Palace Years (1924–1927) 103

6. After the Fox (1928–1934) 125

7. Theaters Near You (1935–1944) 138

8. The Move to the Suburbs (1945–1952) 168

9. The Dark Years (1953–1961) 180

10. Renaissance (1962–1965) 193

11. Shoeboxes and Twins (1966–1981) 200

12. Multiplexes (1982–Present) 216



APPENDICES

1. Washington Area Theaters by Name 223

2. Washington Area Theaters by Street Address 344

3. Architects of Washington Area Theaters 355

4. Theater Architecture 359

5. Theater Personnel 363



Notes 369

Bibliography 379

Index 383

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