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New York Times – Once Movie Palaces, Now Chain Stores Slide Show

Posted on: November 16, 2010

This is what happens if we don’t go to our local downtown movie theatres- they become Walgreens and worse!

Once Palaces, Now Chain Stores – via The New York Times

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  • Oh dear!

    You don’t even want to know what has happened to the amazing palaces on Mission Street in San Francisco! Gutted and turned into parking garages, but the sign left up to taunt and rot!

  • Lori

    Sad, indeed! If you want to REALLY see sad, Google “Gloria Swanson Roxy Theatre”. It’s a photo of her amongst the ruins of the glorious Roxy Theatre that was in New York.

    If I may revisit Betty’s awesome story about the Roxy Theatre in Northampton, PA…come and see it! You’ll fall in love!

    I often wish time machines were real so I could beam myself back in time to the 30’s and visit some of the wonderful art deco palaces of yore!

  • We had an great old dowtown movie house here in Middle Tennesse that sadly closed in 2007, but there is a pretty big movement to bring it back: