Ornate TheatresA Tour of America’s Historical Theatres
Here you will find hard to find photographs of historic theatres from across America, Please feel free to browse and share. We offer free professional photography to historic theatres to help promote these amazing jewel boxes. Get involved and spread the word about these precious (and sometimes endangered) theatres!
Historical Theatre Galleries
The Jacobs Music Center’s Copley Symphony Hall (originally the Fox Theatre) in San Diego, California, was designed by Weeks and Day as a Spanish gothic-revival luxury movie theatre. It opened in 1929 as the Fox Theatre and cost $2.5 million to build. It was the third largest theatre in California when it was built.
One of LA’s best moviegoing secrets is a hidden treasure in a well-kept but unassuming building. Sitting on the former site of the huge Babylon set from D.W. Griffith’s 1916 epic INTOLERANCE, the Vista Theatre is a rare artefact of classic Hollywood: a thriving, single-screen neighbourhood theatre, run with exceptional care and held in exceptionally high regard by savvy and discerning patrons. It is known to be the longest-running freestanding theatre in Southern California.
The San Gabriel Mission Playhouse is a magnificent and opulent theater steeped in history, complete with tapestries presented by the King of Spain, a beautifully carved and painted ceiling, a fully operational Wurlitzer Theatre Organ, and chandeliers that replicate the lanterns used on Spanish galleons which sailed around the tip of South America en route to California in the 1800’s.
The Vista Theater
San Gabriel Mission Playhouse
The Paramount Theater
The United Artists/Ace
The Warner Theater
The Academy Theater
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