Movie Palaces DVD
SKU ID #67378
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- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: November 22, 1998
Visit the shrines of the motion picture, glorious halls where the building is as much a spectacle as the films they show.
They are the shrines to the magic of Hollywood, glorious auditoriums which sometimes overshadow the films they showcase.
As the 20th century dawned, America was in the thrall of a wave of new technologies. Among the most popular of these was the motion picture. Soon, movie moguls realized that their productions deserved to be shown in grand theaters that the experience of being at the movies was almost as important as the films themselves. MOVIE PALACES tells the stories of four of the most famous of these showcases: The New Amsterdam in New York City, The Fox in Atlanta and the world-famous Chinese and Wiltern theaters in Los Angeles. From an in-depth look at the massive renovation of the New Amsterdam to the true story behind the origins of the handprints outside the Chinese, this is an all-access tour of the cinema's greatest homes.
Filled with archival footage, rare photos and the recollections of the people who put the glitz in Hollywood's golden age, this is a must-see for every film buff.