The Show Surrounds You

Wednesdays and Saturdays, June 3 to 24, 2017
The Los Angeles Conservancy's The Last Remaining Seats - Los Angeles, California

"...presents classic films as they were meant to be seen: on the big screen, in beautiful historic theatres."

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Monday, June 26 to Saturday, July 1, 2017

Theatre Historical Society of America's Conclave Theatre Tour - Los Angeles, California

"....iconic theatres of the Broadway Historic District, Hollywood Boulevard, the swanky West Side and delightful Pasadena."

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Sunday, July 2 to Friday, July 7, 2017
Motion Picture Playhouses in the Sunshine State - Tampa, Florida
American Theatre Organ Society's 2017 Annual Convention "...featuring the Mighty Wurlitzer in the beautiful Tampa Theatre."

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Sunday, July 16 to Wednesday, July 19, 2017

41st Annual Conference & Theatre Tour - Los Angeles, California

League of Historic American Theatres holds the "...largest gathering of historic theatre professionals in the nation..."

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Coming Soon to a Historic Theater Near You

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

An exclusive preview of the documentary will be held at the Million Dollar Theatre in Los Angeles on June 28, 2017.   Click HERE for tickets.

To learn about the Going Attractions projects, visit

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