Through the rich archival collections of the Austin History Center, Historic Movie Houses of Austin explores the stories of these important historic spaces and of the lives of those who were connected with them.
Author: Susan Rittereiser
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Motion pictures came to Austin on October 10, 1896, debuting at the Hancock Opera House. Since then, movies have continued to enchant, entertain, and inform the citizens of the capital of Texas. And, the places—the movie houses and theaters—where people saw motion pictures played just as important a role in the moviegoing experience as the movies themselves. As the city’s population grew and motion picture technology changed, so too did Austin’s movie houses, from the first kinetoscope parlor on Congress Avenue to the city’ s first four-plex, the Aquarius 4, in southeast Austin. While most of these places are long gone, some withstood the test of time and are still showing movies or have been repurposed for other uses. Through the rich archival collections of the Austin History Center, Historic Movie Houses of Austin explores the stories of these important historic spaces and of the lives of those who were connected with them.
Konrad Schiecke. Austin Theatre, Chicago (photograph by author). Avalon/New
Regal Theatre, Chicago. Photograph shows the Closed Avalon when. theatre
presents concerts, live performances, and is also home to the Jeo›rey Ballet.
Author: Konrad Schiecke
This history and catalog of the movie theaters of Illinois follows their evolution from the early opera houses, to the storefront nickelodeons, to the awe-inspiring movie palaces, to the post—World War II theaters and the advent of the multiplex. Each theater has its own story, and together these stories make up a fascinating history of cinema viewing in Illinois. This richly illustrated book—the first dealing exclusively with Illinois theatres— contains nearly 3,000 descriptions of historic movie houses, from the early 1880s to 1960. The alphabetically arranged entries, which include such information as the theater’s name, location, number of seats, and the dates it opened and closed, cover cities and towns from Abingdon to Zion, including Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. The book opens with a history of the movie house, beginning with silent movies shown on walls and ending with the multiplex era. It also includes a chapter on television’s impact and information on renovated historic theatres in the state. Appendices include lists of Illinois-operated movie theatre circuits, theatre websites and include a bibliography.
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John Austin and Mrs Scottie Austin, ... Theatre Project database for examples of
the Blane's programming in the early 1970s: http://moviegoing.wm.edu/wtp/.
Author: Richard Maltby
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Performing Arts
Explorations in New Cinema History brings together cutting-edge research by the leading scholars in the field to identify new approaches to writing and understanding the social and cultural history of cinema, focusing on cinema’s audiences, the experience of cinema, and the cinema as a site of social and cultural exchange. Includes contributions from Robert Allen, Annette Kuhn, John Sedwick, Mark Jancovich, Peter Sanfield, and Kathryn Fuller-Seeley among others Develops the original argument that the social history of cinema-going and of the experience of cinema should take precedence over production- and text-based analyses Explores the cinema as a site of social and cultural exchange, including patterns of popularity and taste, the role of individual movie theatres in creating and sustaining their audiences, and the commercial, political and legal aspects of film exhibition and distribution Prompts readers to reassess their understanding of key periods of cinema history, opening up cinema studies to long-overdue conversations with other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences Presents rigorous empirical research, drawing on digital technology and geospatial information systems to provide illuminating insights in to the uses of cinema
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4 e - 6 MARY MOODY NORTHEN THEATRE Performances at this 185 - seat theater - in - the - round - everything from ... are staged in the historic State Theater , a former movie house ; the company also performs at Austin Community
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Publisher: Fodors Travel Publications
Written by local experts and critics, Fodor's CITYGUIDE is the ultimate resident's guide to the city. For newcomers and suburbanites, it's a shortcut to knowing the city like a native. And, for urban know-it-alls, it's the perfect desktop reference and may even point out a few secrets you haven't uncovered yet! Everyone will appreciate the comprehensive coverage, dead-on reviews, and the atlas of full-color maps. Hundreds of restaurants Local eating-out gurus give you the lowdown on landmarks, trendsetters, and cozy neighborhood finds in all price categories. Shops galore Let our shopping dynamo show you the best and the latest in every category all over town. We cover more ground than any shopping guide. So if it's sold in the city, you can read about it here. All the sports and outdoors Our outside enthusiast hits all the bases, from martial arts to bike rentals, walking tours to unusual places to ponder the view. Basics and beyond Parking and recycling, ballroom dance and cooking classes, on-line resources and the cable guy ? it's all inside. Color maps of every neighborhood They're spectacular and easy to read ? and every shop, restaurant, and sight is keyed to the maps. Plus, you'll find maps of UT, Zilker Park, and more.
Austin, Lovie (1887-1972) American pianist, arranger, and leader of Lovie Austin's Blues Serenaders. ... at Knoxville College; married a Detroit movie- house owner; married a variety artist (who toured with a partner as "Austin and
Author: Anne Commire
With more than 8,000 biographical entries in approximately 16 volumes, this is the most comprehensive women's history encyclopedia available. This ambitious work profiles women throughout time and throughout the world. More than 1,500 signed articles, up to 5,000 words in length, highlight a particular woman's personal background and significance in history. Shorter entries spotlight historically important women who are less frequently researched or for whom less information is available.This encyclopedia features women from all walks of life, including: rulers, royalty, lawyers, politicians, soldiers, heroines, pacifists, resistance fighters, financiers, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, investors, authors and more. Coverage includes many women for whom profiles are not included in traditional sources.Features include: a short introductory quotation that exemplifies the woman being profiled; a short summary of each woman's life and achievements; more than 2,000 photos and illustrations; genealogical charts establishing standard names used throughout; sidebar entries for women whose lives touched that of the biographee; occupational, geographical, historical era and master indexes; essay-specific lists of sources consulted and further reading lists; lists of related media (recordings, television, etc.) about each woman; information on collections of any works by the subjects; extensive cross-references, and much more.More than 600 books were analyzed to identify the women most likely to be researched in a historical context. Look for these and other notables: -- Ruth Aarons-- Bella Abzug-- Acte-- Clover Adams-- Joy Adamson-- Laura Ashley-- NatalyaDudinskaya-- Nora Joyce-- Natalya Keshko-- Eartha Kitt-- Gerda Lerner-- Jackie "Moms" Mabley-- Maria Cadilla de Martinez-- Carson McCullers-- Princess Margaret-- Isabella of ValoisWomen in
From historical documentaries to miniseries and movies . ... Like many houses
that have persevered for a century or more , the Hauke House ( as it was officially
named by Austin ' s historical society and by its landmark commission ) has ...
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AGENCY CAPITAL BUDGET REQUEST ... adding restrooms , theatrical lighting ,
and a sound and film projection system , installing heating , air conditioning and ...
Experts say the next logical step for Austin , especially if the film industry
continues to develop , is construction of a major ... Live Oak began an extenRude
Mechanicals , a theater collective estab - sive renovation of the old movie house
Historic Center plan , her work with the junior historical societies and in the
production of the historical movie . ... Park , after which we visited the restored
Robert Newell house and the G . K . Austin home — the latter including parts of
Once an old vaudeville house showcasing the Marx museum of period pieces
and original furnishings . ... venue now shows selected Heading north of the
Capitol Complex , the history gets movies and hosts live performances . bigger .
... You ' re now only steps from the University of Texas at Austin ( 201 E . 24th
Street ) .
Don Graham , of the English Department , University of Texas , Austin ( University
Station , Austin 78712 ) , is working on a book titled “ Texas in Films . ” He is
attempting to define the national image of Texas and Texans as reflected in movies , from early silent films like The Conqueror and ... Titled " 18th - Century
Texas : The House of Bourbon Divided , " the exhibit was arranged by the Barker
Center in ...
They appointed a curator who began research on the history of the house , its
collections , and the Austin family . ... Memorial in Hartford a museum of living
things — pictures , sculpture , architecture , decorative arts , even movies and
Author: Eugene R. Gaddis
Publisher: Wadsworth Atheneum
The story of a house that combines the theatrical fantasy of the baroque with the arresting elegance of the Machine Age, and insights into the dazzling modernist who created it
Townships with land - use restrictions affected by decision State Supreme Court
to reconsider historic preservation ruling Charles J ... N.Y. 14845 Phone ( 607 )
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WESTERN Graders , Cranes , Plows , Snow ... In this case , the City of
Philadelphia had designated the Boyd Theater , a 63year - old movie house , as historic despite the ...
One of her most popular movies She took to wearing the Islamic Of course , Miss
Carioca married was “ Youth of a Woman , ” in ... Austin had fabulous tain the historic houses . tennis player since he was a student faith in the area , ” she said
A compilation of current biographical information of general interest.
It now houses the ClarksvilleMontgomery County Historical Museum ( $ 615-648-
5780 ) at 200 South Second Street , which offers three ... requested ) at 100
Franklin Street , is an “ art - modern ” movie house built in 1911 and now the
home of the community theater . ... The Trahern Gallery ( 615-648-7333 Daily ) on
South 8th Street just off College Street , on the campus of Austin Peay State
Michael Gold Gallery, November 4-December 17, 2000, Wadsworth Atheneum
Museum of Art Sarah G. Austin ... her irreverent playfulness — whether she was
making comic movie shorts or launching weather balloons off the Maine coast —
as through her warmth and intelligence . ... of the United States Department of the
Interior was about to designate the Austin House a National Historic Landmark .
A quirky free handout , The Governor's Mansion Historical Gazette , contains
more amusing and obscure factoids . ... its rise to statehood and economic
expansion into oil drilling and space exploration , even Western movies and
home - grown music from Bob Wills ... The museum also houses Austin's first
IMAX theater ( p108 ) and the Texas Spirit Theater , a three - screen multimedia
venue featuring The ...
Author: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc. StaffPublish On: 2003
homes , barns , and outbuildings . ... Here lie the grave sites of Stephen F. Austin
, the Father of Texas ; various signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence ;
11 governors ... ON THE CALENDAR : June Hyde Park Historic Homes Tour .
Author: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc. Staff
Explores the historical sites of the old West, including outlaw hideouts, Civil War battlefields, landmarks, attractions, museums, and special events.
Then on July 2 , 1964 , President Johnson signed the historic Civil Rights Act of
1964 which , among other things , threw open the doors of restaurants , hotels
and movie houses to blacks in Atlanta and elsewhere . All factions could now ...