Virtual Moviegoing in America: Nickelodeons to Movie Palaces to IMAX with Brian Rose

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Registration for this event will close on December 7, 2020 @ 2:00pm.

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Virtual Moviegoing in America: Nickelodeons to Movie Palaces to IMAX presented by Brian Rose

Ever since the movie industry was born in the 1890s, audiences have thrilled to stories that come to life on the big screen — though the screen wasn’t very big and attending the stuffy local nickelodeon wasn’t all that pleasant. In the 1920s, extravagant movie palaces were constructed and moviegoing was transformed into a luxurious experience. This ended in the 1950s with the rise of the suburbs and drive-in theaters, followed by shopping mall multiplexes. Today, going to the movies can be either overwhelming at seven-story IMAX theaters or thoroughly unpleasant, as your neighbor gobbles nachos and beer and teenagers talk and text throughout the film. This presentation will look at the fascinating history of movie theaters and examine how the experience has changed over the decades.
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