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Downtown Chicago's historic movie theatres

Author: Konrad Schiecke
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This chronicle tells of Chicago's theatres, from mid-nineteenth century vaudeville houses to the urban decline and renewal of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. With nearly 200 photographs from the Theatre Historical Society of America, this work brings to life all of the theatres that have enlivened Chicago's entertainment district, reflecting the transformation of downtown Chicago itself"--Provided by  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Konrad Schiecke
ISBN: 9780786465903 0786465905
OCLC Number: 732960094
Description: vi, 195 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Historical overview. Early amusements --
Moving pictures and the nickel theaters --
The movie palaces and the films that talked --
An era ends --
A rebirth --
The theatres. The theatres as they opened after the Great Fire --
Theatres opening from 1900 --
Theatres opening from 1910 --
Theatres opening from 1920 --
South State Street theatres.
Responsibility: Konrad Schiecke.


The story of downtown Chicago - its early development, later struggles, and current restoration - is mirrored in the history of the theatres that occupied its streets. This vivid chronicle tells the  Read more...


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