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Monday, June 18 to Saturday, June 23, 2018

Theatre Historical Society of America's Conclave Theatre Tour - Detroit, Michigan

"We're gonna rock the Motor City, again!"

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Coming Soon to a Historic Theater Near You

Plymouth, Indiana

- The Rees Theater -

Inside Indiana Businessreports, "The Wythougan Valley Preservation Group says $120,000 is needed to make repairs to the Rees Theater, which has been vacant since 2009."

For more information, here's the TICKET.

West Bend, Wisconsin

- The West Bend Theatre -

"Historic West Bend Theatre Inc (HWBT), a 501c3 organization has an 11 person board and executive committee with a fully-featured and diverse skill set. We have completed a business plan and a frugal operating budget.... Join our cast of over a thousand “save the historic West Bend theatre” supporters and help us purchase and restore the building."
For more information, here's the  TICKET.

The Balcony's Open Tonight - Would you like to...

So you like to look at the ceiling until the show starts?  And you're still looking at it during the show?  Maybe you climbed every staircase and sat on every level just to see what the place looked like from every vantage point.  Did you walk in wondering whether a Wurlitzer was going to rise up out of the floor?  Did you pause in awe when you first walked through the door?  Did it all feel great and familiar?

You love old theaters.  You're in the right place, and you're not alone.  Maybe you love them for the decades of history they have seen and have been a part of.  Maybe you love them because they were designed to transport you, and that's exactly what they do.  Or maybe you're comforted by the way they feel just like the theater in your home town that you spent years making memories in - that is now a parking lot. 
This site exists to help you find the theaters available for you to love, the ones that need you because their future is one roof leak away from their end, and the resources to help you learn about these treasures that other generations took for granted.

Be patient - this site is a work in progress.  Fortunately "progress" in this case does not mean demolition.

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The makers of

Going Attractions - The Definitive Story of the American Drive-In

have moved indoors to create a new feature

Going Attractions - The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace

A preview of the documentary was held at the Million Dollar Theatre in Los Angeles.  Weren't able to make it?  Catch the preview at left and stay tuned for a release date.

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