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Theatres of Portland (Images of America)

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Portland's theatre history is marked by early enthusiasm and exceptionally vigorous growth. With the Pacific Northwest's often rainy weather, people sought refuge in movie entertainment, and the city eventually grew to have more theatre seats per capita than similar-sized cities in the United States. Beginning with short cinema segments at vaudeville houses downtown, Portland movie theatres came into their own swiftly and ambitiously. By 1915, there were over 70 individual theatres showing films both downtown and in neighborhoods throughout the city. By the 1920s, larger theatres were being built, including substantial neighborhood palaces such as the Bagdad, Hollywood, and Oriental. Meanwhile, downtown provided the Broadway, Portland, and Orpheum, to name a few. This volume contains an overview of Portland's theatre history through rare and newly discovered historical photographs of those memorable places of entertainment.

About the Author

Portlander Gary Lacher, a former television photojournalist, is active in researching and restoring films, having made numerous film donations to the American Film Institute and the Oregon Historical Society, which has provided many photographs for this book. Historian Steve Stone has researched and photographed Portland movie houses for over 40 years. Stone helps produce illustrated lectures for Portland's Architectural Heritage Center and worked in theatres for over 23 years.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738571478
Author:
Lacher, Gary
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Author:
Stone, Steve
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Pacific Northwest
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Portland (Or.) Buildings, structures, etc.
Subject:
Historic buildings -- Oregon -- Portland.
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Mus.
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
Thâe
Subject:
Or
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of America
Series Volume:
IOA
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.10x6.40x.40 in. .70 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » History and Criticism
History and Social Science » Pacific Northwest » History
History and Social Science » Pacific Northwest » Oregon » Portland » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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