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Historic Theatre Photography

This website is a gathering place for all the photos and information I have pulled together on the various theatres and movie palaces I’ve been lucky enough to visit and/or work in. It’s not meant to replace the great work done by others with similar websites, rather it focuses on my own photography and presents that along with the information I have about each theatre.

I hope you find this website interesting, and if you have a theatre you’d like me to photograph I’d love for you to get in touch.

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10-Jul-2018: Added historic photos to the Fox theatre in Fullerton, CA.
5-Jul-2018: Added historic documents from a 1928 “Motion Picture News” feature on the Tower Theatre.
15-Jun-2018: Additional technical information and updated filmography added for the Los Angeles Theatre.
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Chicago

Chicago is home to many historic theatres and boasts a thriving “Broadway in Chicago” production company, formed by the Nederlander Organization in 2000, which programs touring Broadway productions. Chicago has been home to the only resident production of “Hamilton” in the US, outside of New York, since October 2016.

Greater Los Angeles Area

Outside of the historic Broadway and Hollywood theatre districts, the Los Angeles metropolitan area and adjoining counties have an abundance of theatres, and more than their fair share of neighborhood single-screen movie theatres.

Los Angeles: Downtown

Downtown Los Angeles was the site of LA’s first two theatre districts, the first on Main St and the second on Broadway, which is said to pre-date New York’s Broadway theatre district. With 12 movie palaces along a six-block stretch, LA’s Broadway is the largest remaining concentration of theatres and movie palaces in the United States.

Los Angeles: Hollywood

The Hollywood theatre district of Los Angeles came about as a result of booming development in the area during the 1910s and 1920s. Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre was the site of the first Hollywood movie premiere and was soon followed by Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, currently home to the largest number of movie premieres in the world.

United Kingdom

The UK is home to hundreds of historic theatres, including the oldest continually operating theatre in the English-speaking world. Here we concentrate on historic theatres in Bristol (England) and Edinburgh (Scotland). London theatres will be added soon.



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