Theatres of the San Francisco Peninsula

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The San Francisco Peninsula serves as a geographic and transportation link between the cities of San Francisco, San Jose, and all points north and south. As commerce increased along its highways and railroad lines from the late 19th century onward, cities and towns flourished along that corridor. Wherever commerce went, entertainment followed. Beginning with early playhouses and storefront nickelodeons, continuing through the movie palace period, the golden age of the drive-in theatre, and into the days of the multiplex, this volume of vintage photographs captures the various eras as they applied to the peninsula.
ISBN: 9780738575780
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Jack Tillmany, recognized authority on early cinema and author of the Images of America volume Theatres of San Francisco and coauthor of Theatres of Oakland, draws from a personal archive gathered during a 30-year career in cinema management. Gary Lee Parks, a board member of the Theatre Historical Society of America and author of Theatres of San Jose, has been involved for over 20 years in theatre preservation and restoration as both a professional and a volunteer. He has accessed numerous public and private collections to compile this volume.
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