"Cinema Houston" celebrates a vibrant century of movie theatres and moviegoing in Texas' largest city. Illustrated with more than two hundred historical photographs, newspaper clippings, and advertisements, it traces the history of Houston movie theatres from their early twentieth-century beginnings in vaudeville and nickelodeon houses to the opulent downtown theatres built in the 1920s (the Majestic, Metropolitan, Kirby, and Loew's State). It also captures the excitement of the neighborhood theatres of the 1930s and 1940s, including the Alabama, Tower, and River Oaks; the theatres of the 1950s and early 1960s, including the Windsor and its Cinerama roadshows; and the multicinemas and megaplexes that have come to dominate the movie scene since the late 1960s. While preserving the glories of Houston's lost movie palaces - only a few of these historic theatres still survive - "Cinema Houston" also vividly re-creates the moviegoing experience, chronicling midnight movie madness, summer nights at the drive-in, and, of course, all those tasty snacks at the concession stand. Sure to appeal to a wide audience, from movie fans to devotees of Houston's architectural history, "Cinema Houston" captures the bygone era of the city's movie houses, from the lowbrow to the sublime, the hi-tech sound of 70mm Dolby and THX to the crackle of a drive-in speaker on a cool spring evening.
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Descripción University of Texas Press, 2007. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Foreword by Jack ValentiAcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter 1. Staged OriginsChapter 2. The NickelodeonsChapter 3. Bigger and BetterChapter 4. The MajesticsChapter 5. The Main Three: The Metropolitan, the Kirby, and Loew's StateChapter 6. The Later 1920s: You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet!Chapter 7. Will Horwitz, PhilanthropistChapter 8. The Neighborhood Theatre, 1934\-1949Chapter 9. Hoblitzelle's InterstateChapter 10. Jim Crow and the Ethnic TheatreChapter 11. The Fifties: The Incredible 3-D Wide-Screen Technicolor Stereophonic-Sound Ballyhoo ParadeChapter 12. The Drive-in: A View from the Car SeatChapter 13. The Sixties: The Times, They Are A-Changin'Chapter 14. The X-HousesChapter 15. From Multicinema to Multiplex: Safety in NumbersChapter 16. Let Them Eat Candy: The Concession StandChapter 17. Beyond the Fringe: Midnight Movies and the Alternative CinemaChapter 18. Rediscovery in the Age of the MegaplexChapter 19. Perspectives: An AfterwordNotesBibliographyIndex. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0292717008
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