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Author Welling, David, 1958-

Title Cinema Houston : from Nickelodeon to Megaplex / David Welling ; foreword by Jack Valenti
Edition First edition
Published Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 332 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Roger Fullington series in architecture
Roger Fullington series in architecture.
Texas film and media studies series.
Contents Introduction -- Staged origins -- The nickelodeons -- Bigger and better -- The majestics -- The main three : the metropolitan, the Kirby, and Loew's state -- The later 1920s : you ain't heard nothing yet! -- Will Horwitz, philanthropist -- The neighborhood theatre, 1934-1949 -- Hoblitzelle's interstate -- Jim Crow and the ethnic theatre -- The fifties : the incredible 3-d wide-screen technicolor stereophonic-sound ballyhoo parade -- The drive-in : a view from the car seat -- The sixties : the times, they are a-changin' -- The x-houses -- From multicinema to multiplex : safety in numbers -- Let them eat candy : the concession stand -- Beyond the fringe : midnight movies and the alternative cinema -- Rediscovery in the age of the megaplex -- Perspectives : an afterword -- Notes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-320) and index
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Subject Motion picture theaters -- Texas -- Houston.
Houston (Tex.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007001066
ISBN 0292795106 (electronic bk.)
9780292795105 (electronic bk.)